Statement From The Education Trust on the Overturning of ESSA Accountability Regulations in the U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON (03/09/17) – Today, The Education Trust issued this statement following the U.S. Senate’s vote to overturn the regulations on the accountability, state plan, and public reporting provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA.
“The Senate’s action to overturn the accountability, state plan, and public reporting regulations was misguided. This resolution will cause unnecessary confusion, disrupting the work in states and wasting time that students — particularly those who are most vulnerable — cannot afford for us to waste.
“ESSA was the result of a strong bipartisan compromise, and we deeply appreciate the bipartisan opposition to this resolution. Members of both parties recognized these rules were common-sense and bolstered the parts of the law that make clear that vulnerable students can’t be ignored.
“But despite Congress’ action, equity-minded state advocates are more than ready to continue the fight to ensure the law is implemented in a way that will advance opportunity and achievement for low-income students, students of color, students with disabilities, and English learners. We will continue to stand with them and support them every step of the way.”