The Story – John King and the USDOE (US Dept. of Education) have written regulations to carry out ESSA EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT). As we suspected he is attempting to use the USDOE to overstep their authority onto the states and go beyond the scope and intent of ESSA . His plan FORCES SCHOOLS: to punish schools where opt-out rates exceeds 5%; to base school evaluation on Math and English test scores. It requires states to develop rating systems that give a score of letter grade to each school... nonsense that has already proven to destroy public education under th eNCLB act. There's more, so go to the link. BATTS need to send in recommendations to the USDOE before August 1st, we need to tell our federal lawmakers to tell John King to back off, and we need to create ESSA implementation teams in our schools.
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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)