Press Release

Statement from The Education Trust-Midwest on the Overturning of ESSA Accountability Regulations in the U.S. Senate

Publication date: Mar 9, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (March 9, 2017) – Today, The Education Trust-Midwest issued the following statement after 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.
“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.

“Throughout the process of creating Michigan’s new education plan, State Superintendent Brian Whiston has emphasized the importance of creating the right plan for Michigan students – rather than a plan for Washington, D.C. This is clearly the right approach. As we have throughout this process, we and other organizations will continue to ensure that Michigan’s final plan advances opportunity and achievement for low-income students and students of color.”

 

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