According to Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., Federal Education Law is Good for Students of Color

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), we believe, offers African American parents more opportunities to get involved in determining the quality of education for their students at the local level.

This is an interesting take on the Every Student Succeeds Act offered by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).

While the law is to be commended as a bi-partisan effort taking lessons from the challenges created by No Child Left Behind Act, I am concerned about the potential effect on students of color. This concern stems from the additional authority ESSA gives to states when historically federally-issued power to states has not been favorable to people of color.

Click on the link above to read his thoughts.


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Vesia Hawkins

Extremely passionate about education choices, fairness, and good football.

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