AASA Applauds Congress on its Preliminary Framework to Revise ESEA


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – Nov. 14, 2015 – AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech released the following statement today following Friday’s preliminary framework to move the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization a step closer to completion.

“This announcement is a welcome step forward in the long-awaited effort to reauthorize ESEA. In releasing this bipartisan framework, House and Senate Education Committee leaders built on this summer’s ESEA efforts in both chambers and initiated the process that will allow conferees to provide their input and feedback, ultimately crafting a bill that supports all schools and all students and a bill that the President can sign.

“We applaud Congressional leaders for moving such a bipartisan framework. One of the biggest benchmarks of bipartisan legislation may be when everyone is a little unhappy, because nobody got everything they wanted. By that metric alone, this framework lays a solid foundation for a successful conference process. We strongly urge conferees and Congress as a whole to remain focused on the important work of putting kids first and reauthorizing ESEA.”

For specific questions about ESEA reauthorization, please contact Noelle Ellerson, AASA associate executive director, policy and advocacy, at nellerson@aasa.org.


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.