Williams: Florida Trying to Circumvent ESSA

Williams: Florida Trying to Circumvent ESSA

November 28, 2017

In a column on The 74, New America’s Conor Williams discusses Florida’s ESSA plan – and how the state is “proposing to leave ELLs’ progress toward proficiency out of the state’s system for measuring school quality.” Williams argues that in the “outline of what the state will do for its students learning English with the approximately $800 million in federal education dollars it will receive this year, Florida has decided to test whether the U.S. Department of Education is paying attention.”