BoardBuzz told you yesterday about NSBA’s statement and some of the additional buzz surrounding Barack Obama’s win on Tuesday. And today NSBA’s Executive Director Anne Bryant has posted an item on The Hill’s blog.
Bryant says that the President-elect should refocus the federal role to build stronger schools. She goes on to say:
NSBA believes President-elect Obama should use the megaphone of the presidency to articulate a national vision for education one that addresses the correlation between strong schools in every community and the nation’s overall economic health; the critical role that parents, community-based and other groups can play in strengthening schools; and, how the federal government can best help states and local school boards where the responsibility for educating students rests in providing our students with the skills, knowledge and tools they will need to be college- and career-ready in the global economy in which we now compete. These elements should be reflected in a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with an accountability framework that recognizes student academic growth based on multiple measures of learning, not limited high-stakes tests, and acknowledges local decision-making and innovation.