Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on The Conversation.
On December 9, Congress passed the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, called the Every Child Succeeds Act. A replacement for the much criticized No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the reauthorization gained support from groups as diverse as The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the National Education Association, the National Parent Teacher Association, The National School Boards Association, the National Governors Association and Fairtest, an organization that addresses issues related to fairness and accuracy in testing.
With such overwhelming support, it could well be argued that it must be a sound legislation. But, is it? Continue reading Focus on research: Will the Every Child Succeeds Act allow for less qualified teachers?