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ESEA Passes Senate, Passes to President’s Desk

We will see the end of test and punish,’ [NEA President Lily Esklesen Garcia] said. ‘We will see the end of hit your cut score or somebody gets punished.’ … NEA was able to work with a ‘really thoughtful group’ of lawmakers to get many of the changes to ESEA it had been seeking for years, Eskelsen Garcia said.

“The next task? Helping state affiliates pull off the same thing. ‘If we can do that in Congress, our counterparts on the state level have some hope of doing something with even a hostile legislature,’ she said.”