K-12 Law Raises Concerns in US, Department of Education Evaluates Issue

With the planned implementation of the K-12 law in the United States in the future, many states had drafted their educational plans for their valued students who will be part of this project.

However, it appears that the states are having trouble in committing to adhere to the imposed K-12 law and so the Department of Education is cautiously checking their issues or concerns, as detailed through usnews.com. According to the published information also, there are people who have doubts on the capability of the education department of the US in terms of imposing the new law and in assuring quality education in the country.

As stated on the reported news online, the states will have the opportunity to expand their accountability systems through the guidance of the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA). On the other hand, these systems need the approval of the Department of Education before they can impose them in the coming years and must assure that the students will benefit in the end.

The main issue now is about the capacity of Betsy DeVos in handing and reviewing each submitted plan because the procedure is a bit confusing.

In line with this, the Republicans seem to be unhappy with the feedback of the department because it aims to provide flexibility to the different states in devising the plans they create for education needs.

As for the Democrats, they also find the feedback somehow disappointing because it should not disregard the education regulations that former US President Obama had plan for the American students.

“Secretary DeVos and her department are blatantly violating the current K-12 law we updated two years ago – they won’t follow the very statutory language this committee settled on,” said Senator Patty Murray.

Murray is one of the top Democrats and part of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.


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