Scott Statement on Education Department’s Proposed Rule to Enhance Equity and Excellence in Schools
WASHINGTON – Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Department of Education issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement provisions of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) regarding school accountability, data reporting, and consolidated state plans. Earlier this week, ranking members Scott and Patty Murray (D-WA) sent a letter to Secretary of Education John King, requesting that the Department use its full authority to issue strong accountability regulations to help ensure schools and states provide a quality education to every student.
“I commend Secretary King for moving forward with regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act that provide much-needed flexibility to states and school districts, while maintaining a strong focus on improving educational opportunity and academic achievement for our nation's most vulnerable students. The Secretary's proposed regulations fulfill the federal obligation to protect and promote equity, ensuring that ESSA implementation will uphold the civil rights legacy of the law.”
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