Will ESSA “Fix” NCLB?

It has been said that parents, teachers and school districts are crying out for a fix to NCLB. Many promises were made with NCLB, and yet now it is being called the “failed” No Child Left Behind. It is said there were good intentions. I believe there are some good intentions in ESSA. I also…

Reasons to Oppose ESEA/NCLB Renewal

It is likely that the House of Representatives will vote today on the ESEA/NCLB renewal renamed “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA). There are many reasons to oppose this renewal. I want to highlight a few of them here. Over 1,000 pages of federal control does not equal local control. This bill was released to Representatives…

Rep. Russell and Petition Call for Dr. Schopp’s Resignation

In light of the alleged mishandling of millions of taxpayer dollars through the GEAR UP program, run by MidCentral Educational Coop, Representative Lance Russell, Hot Springs, has called for Dr. Melody Schopp, Secretary of Education, to resign her position, citing the apparent lack of oversight of how taxpayer dollars are being spent. The request for…

Joy Pullmann: Children Are More Than Cogs in a Machine

  Joy Pullmann, is a research fellow on education policy for The Heartland Institute and managing editor of The Federalist, a web magazine on politics, policy, and culture. She is also a former managing editor of School Reform News. In that capacity, Pullmann interviewed and produced podcasts with many of the leading figures in school reform. Before…