The Every Student Succeeds Act shifts much–though not all–of the responsibity for testing and accountability to the states. States have more flexibility, if they choose to exercise it. Many states, lacking imagination or thoughtfulness, will continue to do what the Department of Education and NCLB forced them to do.


NY Chalkbeat here explains how ESSA will affect education in New York. You can translate this to your own state. The state can no longer say “the Feds made me do it.”