Trump Now Leads the Education Dept.; What’s the Impact on Data and ESSA?
The impact on data is that “…the incoming Trump team may not stringently enforce requirements that states and districts submit their data for the Civil Rights Data Collection. The Obama administration used that information to highlight disparities between poor and minority school districts and other districts on everything from chronic absenteeism to access to advanced coursework.” Given the administration’s penchant for creating “alternative facts” and repeating “facts” that they WISHED were true this loss of data on disparities will make things even worse for children raised in poverty… But the loss of data pales in comparison to the loss of clean drinking water, health care, food, clothing and shelter, all of which will be compromised in the next four years based on the promises made by President Trump.
There are major questions about what the new administration will mean for everything from the big data sets to the Education Department’s more than 4,000 career employees.