Gradebook podcast: Florida’s ESSA plan wins approval, criticism

Jeffrey Solochek

Tampa Bay Times

Sep 27, 2018

On Sept. 26, 2018, Florida finally won approval for its Every Student Succeeds Act plan, after five revisions required by the federal Education Department. Throughout the process, civil rights activists encouraged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to continue rejecting the state proposal, arguing it did not well serve the state’s most vulnerable students. They repeated their criticism after the approval came out. LULAC Florida state director Mari Corugedo discusses those continuing concerns with reporter Jeff Solochek.

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