EXCLUSIVE: Lamar Alexander’s Staff Explains ESSA: PART 1

For those interested in how ESSA differs from NCLB.

Diane Ravitch's blog

David P. Cleary, chief of staff to Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, has prepared a series of answers to questions I posed about the new “Every Student Succeeds Act.” I am very grateful to have my questions answered by the staff of the Senator who led the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind. Instead of speculating about what the law says or means, we can get answers directly from those who drafted the law.

Readers, your comments are welcome, as always, but I ask you to be polite and civil. You may not like the law, but it is a darned sight better than NCLB, the Death Star of American education. It is now up to us as citizens to interact with our elected local and state officials to make the new law work to improve education.

David P. Cleary writes, to begin the discussion:

Diane:

Thank you for giving…

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