Obama Is Underfunding ESSA Title I by at Least $200 Million


And so it begins. Before the “landmark” legislation is even enacted…

deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog

On March 15, 2016, eleven national education groups sent this two-page letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees concerning the underfunding of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In sum, local districts will lose an expected $200 million because states will be allowed to keep money from districts in order to fulfill requirements of state money “set aside” for school improvement.

In No Child Left Behind (NCLB), states still has to set aside such funding; however, states were not allowed to serve themselves before guaranteeing that districts received adequate funding.

As the letter notes, ESSA raises the amount of funding required for the state set-aside from four to seven percent even as it removes the condition that states not serve themselves before satisfying needs of districts. So, under ESSA, the states will need more money for that school improvement set-aside even as districts are left unprotected and at the…

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