Diane and Lamar


After the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), NPE Action President Diane Ravitch began a dialogue with Senator Lamar Alexander’s office. Sen. Alexander was one of the chief architects of the new law. Diane asked a series of questions that cover the breadth and scope of ESSA, from testing to charter schools to Common Core – and Sen. Alexander’s Chief of Staff answered all of her questions, in great depth.

Please share this series with anyone interested in learning more about what is in the newest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and what it means for our schools, our students, and their teachers.


ESSA Explainer – Parts One Through Nine

(Just click on the sections below to reveal the links to Parts 1 – 9)