NEA to Spend $5 Million on ESSA Implementation

The money will come from the national union’s Ballot Measure/Legislative Crises Fund, to which every member contributes. ESSA is neither a ballot measure nor a legislative crisis, but why pick nits?

NEA will first seek to ensure that union representatives participate in whatever committee or task force each state creates to adapt ESSA’s provisions to local conditions. Those representatives will advocate for NEA’s priorities, as well as lobby lawmakers on each state’s assessment and accountability systems.