The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): More Observations

–Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between the so-called democratic process and the pressure sale.–
–Word. Makes one feel all slimy, like some guy wanting to sell you some real nice watches lining his trenchcoat…
It just sounds like more of the same — only the pay for success worries me that it is a wedge into more control using evaluation by a third party as a means to do so. Not to mention $$$ for the third party’s expert opinion…

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On Monday, November 30, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) document was made public. It is 1,061 pages long and is being rushed to the full House for a vote on December 02, 2015, with one hour of debate (limited to one-minute speeches) scheduled for 12 noon EST.

Only two days later.

The best explanation for the rush is that those sponsoring the bill, Senators Lamar Alexander and Parry Murray and Representative John Kline, believe that ESSA passage has already been arranged.

A delayed vote might mean that some of those sure Congressional votes become less sure. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between the so-called democratic process and the pressure sale.

On November 30, 2015, I wrote a post based upon my quick, 4 1/2-hour perusal of the ESSA document. In this post, I expand upon previous observations and add a few new ones.

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