Thursday, February 16, 2017

Betsy DeVos, No ESSA Did Not End Common Core | Truth in American Education

Betsy DeVos, No ESSA Did Not End Common Core | Truth in American Education:
Betsy DeVos, No ESSA Did Not End Common Core


Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that Congress ended Common Core when they passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Seriously, she said this.
DeVos told Frank Beckmann on Detroit’s WJR News Talk 760 AM on Wednesday that ESSA “essentially does away with the notion of a Common Core.” She also said that ESSA “encourages states to set forth their own levels of achievement expectation.”
Here’s the kicker… she said the approval of state plans is a “good and important role for the federal government.”
Somebody tell me where that is at in the Constitution. DeVos is in error, and if President Trump is serious about dealing with Common Core will set her straight. This is a 180 from the agenda he set forth and what she said she planned to do.
At a post-election Trump rally last December DeVos said her agenda included, “finally putting an end to the federalized Common Core.”
Did simply lie herself? Either she lied or she is being lied to…. Neither are stupid, but to say ESSA deals with Common Core is stupid.
As a requirement of the ESSA, states must “demonstrate” to the Secretary that they have adopted standards that are aligned to the same definition of “college and career” standards used to force states into adopting Common Core under NCLB waivers.
Also, “The state accountability system must be structured as per the federal bill.”
Then, we shared, “Bill language appears to require standards that align with career and technical education standards, indicating that the standards must align to the federally approved Workforce Betsy DeVos, No ESSA Did Not End Common Core | Truth in American Education:


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