ESSA and the “Failed Promise of Local Control”?
March 23, 2018
ESSA “was supposed to unleash a wave of innovation by getting Uncle Sam off the backs of state and local educators and restoring local control,” says Education Post Executive Director Peter Cunningham in US News & World Report. “It doesn’t look like they are doing much of anything new or different. By some accounts, they are retreating.” Cunningham notes this is also the conclusion of an independent review of state ESSA plans by Bellwether Education Partners and the Collaborative for Student Success.