Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today voted against a bill that rolls back school accountability measures. The bill passed on a party-line vote:
“States must be able to hold low-performing schools accountable. The Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law in 2015, ensured states could require local schools to report key measures of student success, like graduation rates.
“It defies commonsense to think that we’ll improve public education by rolling back attempts to hold schools responsible if they fail students.
“Transparency is critical to identify where schools are falling short and improve how they educate and support students who are most likely to struggle. This is particularly important in California, which has high percentages of low-income and homeless students, students with disabilities and English learners in public schools.”