On August 2, 2017, Pennlive/Patriot-News published an article by Jan Murphy regarding the public release of PA’s ESSA draft plan. The article cited PennCAN’s Executive Director:
However, PennCAN, an education reform group, gives the plan a C-minus for its attempt to lay out “a bold and innovative agenda for helping more students achieve success.” said its executive director Jonathan Cetel.
He said the Future Ready Index will be less user-friendly by not assigning a numerical or grade value to schools that are helpful for the public to compare schools. Further, Cetel said it is “scant on any details regarding specific interventions [for struggling schools] or even a timeline for holding schools accountable.”
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