CCSESA believes that the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was a substantial step towards helping California implement an aligned system. By allowing flexibility to states, the new law provides an important opportunity to avoid the unintended problems created when a prescriptive federal law is superimposed on schools in very different circumstances.
While we are encouraged by the direction of ESSA, we are concerned that a number of the proposed regulations released by the Department do not comport with the spirit of flexibility intended by the legislation.
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