Some States Seeking Ways Around Full Compliance With Federal Education Law

A federal education law designed to let states determine for themselves how to hold schools accountable may leave more children behind if states are allowed to skirt federal requirements through waivers.

The Every Student Succeeds Act shifts the burden of directing education from the federal government to states and school districts, a major win for conservatives who long complained about federal intrusion. But civil rights groups and other have sounded alarms since the legislation was being drafted that too much flexibility could lead to states not devoting resources to historically underperforming students if it meant posting higher progress rates for schools. |Read More at NH Journal

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