For nearly 14 long years, students and educators have lived under the deeply flawed No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act returns decision making for our nation’s education back where it belongs – in the hands of local educators, parents and communities – while keeping the focus on students most in need.
The Every Student Succeeds Act
Provides more opportunity for all students, including for the first time, indicators of school success or student support to help identify and begin closing opportunity gaps
Includes less focus on, and a decoupling of, the high-stakes associated with standardized tests, so students have more time to learn and teachers have more time to teach
Empowering educators with a greater voice in educational and instructional decisions
Includes prohibitions on the Secretary of Education’s authority