U.S. Senate Vote to Overturn Accountability Regulations under ESSA
March 9, 2017
The U.S. Senate voted 50-49 to overturn accountability regulations under ESSA. The measure was introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and co-sponsored by nine other senators including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). In a public statement, Alexander argued the rollback was “not a trivial matter” and “goes to the heart of the bill fixing NCLB.” The rollback had also passed the House and is expected to be signed by President Trump.