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ERIC Number: ED535651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Cut and Run: House Republicans' Education Plan Would Shortchange Disadvantaged Students and Schools
Ayers, Jeremy; Miller, Raegen
Center for American Progress
In January Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, released two draft discussion bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA. The Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act would increase state and local control over education. In the process, however, the proposals would weaken equity provisions in the law designed to ensure historically disadvantaged students get a fair shot at a good education. This brief outlines specific ways the Kline bills would undermine how historically disadvantaged students are treated and how schools with low-income students are funded. The brief concludes with a progressive vision for how ESEA could be reauthorized in ways that do promote equity. (Contains 1 table and 8 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for American Progress