California Data Show Flaws in Federal Regulations

California Data Show Flaws in Federal Regulations
July 19, 2017 core_admin
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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.

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