AACTE Commends Congress on ESEA, Urges Responsible Implementation

On December 9th, Congress jointly approved the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The American Association of College of Teacher Education (AACTE) has published a statement in response to this action.They caution:

Overall, AACTE supports ESSA for its improvements over existing policy and for returning more power to the states to oversee local PK-12 education. However, certain provisions in the bill could threaten efforts to provide all students equitable access to high-quality teachers and principals. AACTE believes that all students should be taught by a profession-ready teacher who has completed preparation, demonstrated content knowledge and effectiveness, and achieved full state certification or licensure. AACTE members stand ready to assist their states in supporting well-researched, evidence-based approaches to meeting this goal—and steering clear of policies that would undermine it.

To read the entire AACTE statement, click HERE: AACTE Statement on ESEA\

What is your response as a mathematics teacher educator and a member of AMTE? Post a comment below - we'd like to generate a conversation about this historic transition!

URL: http://www.aacte.org/news-room/press-releases-statements/504-aacte-commends-congress-on-esea-reauthorization-urges-responsible-implementation