January 14, 2015


By Bellwether

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Senator Alexander’s draft ESEA overhaul bill is out (pdf). 

A lot of it is greatest hits from past efforts to change the No Child law although the idea of letting states choose their own assessments and mix state and local ones is a deal-breaker from an equity standpoint (and also a backdoor way to destroy Common Core).

So the basic political question is, although the bill hasn’t changed that much since Alexander’s last ESEA overhaul attempt, have the politics changed enough for this bill to make it through?

Chad Aldeman here. Alyson Klein’s take here. Mike Petrillil is giddy!  Update: Anne Hyslop doesn’t like it.

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