US Secretary of Education King Hopes to Crush Opt Out Movement
This post closes with this question: “Will Senator Lamar Alexander let King get away with this disregard of Congressional intent?” Mr. Alexander SHOULD do so based on his assertion that Mr. King’s decision to stand up for the “supplement vs. supplant” language was “overreach”… but ESSA was never about abandoning TESTING: it was about abandoning FEDERAL testing so I doubt that Mr. Alexander will do anything to undercut Mr. King’s insistence that everyone participate in the testing charade…
Valerie Strauss reports that Secretary of Education John King is utilizing the drafting of regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act to try to snuff out the opt out movement. The new regulations demand a 95% participation rate on state tests. Schools that can’t reach that target will be subject to sanctions.
Critics say he is engaging in the same federal overreach that ESSA was supposed to curtail.
Will Senator Lamar Alexander let King get away with this disregard of Congressional intent?