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Sattler: Now Show Me a REAL Blueprint

6a00e54f8c25c988340128778f924b970c-200wi My father is an engineer, and I know from blueprints. Blueprints have details, specifics.

The document published to launch the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization is not a blueprint.

So, in the absence of any real details, here's my analysis of what's in and what's out in the new proposal.

IN                                                                        OUT

Career and College Ready Standards            Challenging State Standards

2020...sort of                                                        2014

Bilingual and other ways of teaching                English-language acquisition

kids English

Innovation                                                            Based in scientifically based research

growth                                                                  Adequate yearly progress

Highly effective                                                   Highly qualified

Challenge Schools                                            Failing schools

4 improvement models                                    "Other major restructuring"

multiple measures (undefined)                        Multiple measures (1 test)

Race to the Top                                                Race to the Bottom

ESEA                                                                 NCLB

competitive/formula funding hybrid                Competitive/formula funding hybrid

"Flexible funding streams"                               Specific, small programs  

Equitable distribution of effective teachers    Equitable distribution of HQ teachers             

Principal and teacher evaluation systems       Professional development

Parent's right-to-know                                        Biannual teacher and principal report cards

Teacher Incentive Fund with stakeholder       Teacher Incentive Fund


Statewide definitions for English-language    District-by-district definitions for English-language

learners                                                                    learners

"A complete education" (at state discretion)    Reading & Math

Successful, Safe & Healthy Students                Safe & drug-free Schools

Charter schools                                                      Public school choice

Incentives                                                                 Sanctions

What am I missing?


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