Posted on August 2, 2016 12:11 AM
By Charles Taylor Kerchner
When Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015, it was celebrated as relief from its predecessor, but as regulations emerge it’s beginning to look like its evil sibling of the discredited No Child Left Behind Act’s name-and-shame policy. In a report released Monday two California organizations are pushing back with data.
A report issued by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), as a part of its research partnership with the state’s CORE districts, argues that the summative single list of bottom 5 percent schools required in pending regulations would
fail to indentify some of the schools that need comprehensive support. The regulations would unjustly target some schools that were making good progress but
whose overall scores were still low.