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ESSA: What does it mean for kids and teachers?

ESSA: What does it mean for kids and teachers?

February 19, 2016

Dear WinkWorld Readership,

I know that many of us are trying to understand the new education bill, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which recently replaced NCLB and RttT (Race to the Top).  My initial understanding is that it is good for school libraries, which helps everyone.  However, I am not so optimistic for kids and classroom teachers, who are once again focused on nothing, but the spring tests.  Why? Why? Why? Classrooms should not be filled with pain and shame; classrooms need to be filled with love and learning.

In the post below, Diane Ravitch and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) help us unpack the new ESSA.  Thank you to Nancy Bailey for bringing this piece to our attention.

Does the Every Student Succeeds Act MASK No Child Left Behind?



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