Response From Civil Rights, Social Justice, Disability Rights, Immigration Policy, Business, and Education Organizations to the U.S. Department of Education’s Updated Guidance on Key ESSA Provisions in 2020–21

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Response From Civil Rights, Social Justice, Disability Rights, Immigration Policy, Business, and Education Organizations to the U.S. Department of Education’s Updated Guidance on Key ESSA Provisions in 2020–21

In this statement, the organizations listed below write that the U.S. Department of Education must not, as part of its promised state-by-state “flexibility,” grant waivers to states that would allow them to substitute local assessments in place of statewide assessments or to only assess a subset of students.

National Urban League
The Education Trust
UnidosUS
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
Alliance for Excellent Education
Education Reform Now
SchoolHouse Connection
Data Quality Campaign (DQC)
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Business Roundtable
Chiefs for Change
The Collaborative for Student Success
TNTP
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools
Educators for Excellence
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
JerseyCAN
Washington Roundtable/Partnership for Learning
Colorado Succeeds
Opportunity 180
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Results for America
America Succeeds
EdVoice
Our Turn
The National Parents Union
NewMexicoKidsCAN
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
HawaiiKidsCAN
NCTQ
Parent Revolution
Ohio Excels
A+ Colorado
Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)
Tennesseans for Student Success
Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd)
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)
Aligned
Great MN Schools
Minnesota Business Partnership
BEST NC
Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education
Association of American Educators
Massachusetts Parents United
A+ Education Partnership