Humphries Calls for DPI to Give Voters a Voice on ESSA Implementation
Warns Tony Evers is poised to unilaterally sign away unique opportunity for reform
Candidate for State Superintendent John Humphries today called for legislation prohibiting DPI from creating or implementing key elements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) or submitting any final proposal to the federal government until voters have their say and, as required under federal law, there is meaningful input from the governor and legislature.
“Changes to federal law give Wisconsin an unprecedented opportunity to finally enact Wisconsin-centered reforms that help students get ahead. Let’s give the voters a voice in deciding whether they actually want the same old failed plans we’ve seen from Tony Evers for 16 years before he unilaterally signs away this unique opportunity,” Humphries stated.
“Tony Evers’ phony ‘listening sessions’ are nothing more than an election-season political ploy. Instead of just pushing a single plan, as the current superintendent has done, I will truly listen to people from all background and all parts of the state so we can have the best possible outcomes for Wisconsin’s children.”
So far, Tony Evers has fallen far short of the “meaningful engagement” that ESSA requires. Instead, we’ve gotten more top-down decisions that don’t improve outcomes for kids, just like we’ve seen from Tony Evers for 16 years. Isn’t it time for leadership that offers concrete solutions, genuine feedback, and meaningful reforms?”
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Press Releases by John Humphries
Candidate for State Superintendent calls for creation of State Board of Education
Candidate for State Superintendent John Humphries released the following statement in response to the Governor’s State of the State Address:
Candidate for State Superintendent John Humphries released the following statement:
Humphries for Schools Statement Congratulating Bipartisan Co-Chairs Reps. Thiesfeldt and Fields on Appointments to Key PositionDec 9th, 2016 by John Humphries
"As co-chairs, they are showing the state that cooperation and common ground are the right path..."
Candidate for State Superintendent John Humphries released the following statement in response to the NCTQ report concluding most Wisconsin teacher training programs are failing to prepare new elementary teachers:
Candidate for State Superintendent John Humphries released the following statement in response to the nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Education Secretary: