The ESSA and Public Opinion

Long-time Washington D.C. lobbyist Tom Korologos once quipped: “The things Congress does best are nothing and overreacting.” In many ways, the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was an enormous federal overreaction to the problem of stagnating educational achievement. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), by comparison, is a long overdue legislative correction of that …

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