U.S. News & World Report Looks at How States are Incorporating School Choice

U.S. News & World Report Looks at How States are Incorporating School Choice

April 19, 2017

U.S. News & World Report notes that just three of the 10 ESSA plans submitted to the Dept. of Education include language related to expanding school choice, despite Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ suggestion that they do so. New Mexico, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C. do not propose any new strategies, but focus on “highlighting policies already in place.” According to Kristen Carr, program director for accountability at the Council of Chief State School Officers, “We know that a lot of states are doing a lot of different things beyond that scope,” but “just because it’s not in the state plan doesn’t mean they aren’t doing it.”