President Obama weighed in on ESEA reauthorization in his weekly radio address on Saturday morning. He used the address, “Giving Every Child, Everywhere, a Fair Shot,” to endorse (in vague language) the idea of continuing annual state tests and to bash a House Republican bill for ESEA reauthorization (see Andy Rotherham’s analysis of the address here.)

Rotherham writes “this is political and not about substance and to the extent this turns into a big public fight about money it’s one more reason that if you’re a school administrator the Washington groundhogs are saying a few more years of NCLB.”

A transcript of the President’s radio address is available here.

– Education Next

Last updated February 16, 2015