Sunday, December 6, 2015

LATs Legislative Action Team - Weekly Legislative Update



ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) 

House votes overwhelmingly for new ESEA, Senate expected to vote Tuesday! (12/8/15)

Make sure you send the 2 BAT Letter Campaigns about ESSA

LETTER #1 - Hear the Voices of the People: Make Every Student Succeeds Act about Kids Not Wall Street and Tech Companies  https://actionnetwork.org/letters/hear-the-voices-of-the-people-make-every-student-succeeds-act-about-kids-not-wall-street-and-tech-companies


LETTER #2 - Remove Pay for Success from ESSA
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/remove-pay-for-success-from-essa?source=direct_link&referrer=badass-teachers-association


Be on the look out for higher education!
The disturbing provisions about teacher preparation in No Child Left Behind rewrite  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/12/05/the-disturbing-provisions-about-teacher-preparation-in-no-child-left-behind-rewrite/


STATE LEGISLATIVE NEWS!

Mississippi - Amanda Koonlaba  

State leaders intent on tax cuts  http://djournal.com/news/state-leaders-intent-on-tax-cuts/



Kansas - Anne Pritchett

Auditor says former KC charter school reaped $4.3 million with false attendance records  http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article48001730.html

Pennsylvania - Dana Marie

Wolf: Deal reached on Pa. school funding



New Jersey - Melissa Tomlinson 


BILL REQUIRING 20 MINUTES OF DAILY RECESS FOR YOUNGER KIDS HITS DELAY IN ASSEMBLY  http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/15/12/03/bill-requiring-20-minutes-of-daily-recess-hits-delay-in-assembly/


Massachusetts - Amy Wolpin 

Anti-Common Core group collects 80,000 signatures for '16 ballot question  http://m.telegram.com/article/20151202/NEWS/151209816





Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article48001730.html#storylink=cpy



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