From The New ESSA

The ‘‘Every Student Succeeds Act’’.

TERMINATION OF CERTAIN WAIVERS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, and subject to section 5(e)(2), a waiver described in paragraph (2) shall be null and void and have no legal effect on or after August 1, 2016.

States receiving mandate waivers have lost them.

SPECIAL RULE: IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act . . . any school or local educational agency described in subparagraph (B) shall continue to implement interventions applicable to such school or local educational agency under clause (i) or (ii) of subparagraph (B) until— (i) the State plan for the State in which the school or agency is located under section 1111 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6311), as amended by this Act, is approved

Federal plans for school closures are upheld and reinforced.

‘‘SEC. 1001. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. ‘‘The purpose of this title is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.’’.

Who decides what constitutes a “significant opportunity”? Why are we not providing every child with every opportunity to succeed educationally?

STATE ASSESSMENTS.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the activities described in part B, $378,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2017 through 2020.

EDUCATION OF MIGRATORY CHILDREN.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the activities described in part C, $374,751,000

PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE NEGLECTED, DELINQUENT, OR AT-RISK.— There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the activities described in part D, $47,614,000

FEDERAL ACTIVITIES.—For the purpose of carrying out evaluation activities related to title I under section 8601, there are authorized to be appropriated $710,000

More federal funds are allocated for assessment than education, prevention and intervention programs.

‘‘(c) LOCAL USE OF FUNDS.—A local educational agency receiving an award under this section— ‘‘(1) may use not more than 1 percent of its award for outreach and communication to parents about available direct student services described in paragraph (3) in the local educational agency and State;. . . ”

America’s children deserve a better system of education.

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