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Tell Congress: Schools Must Be Responsible for the Achievement of All Students

 

Tell Congress:
Schools Must Be Responsible
for the Achievement of All Students

  • Congress is rewriting the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind. The House and the Senate have each passed a bill and now must work together to make their two versions into one.

  • The Senate’s bill has many strong policies for students with learning and attention issues, including a first-of-its-kind comprehensive resource center for parents and educators to better support children who struggle with reading, writing and language processing due to dyslexia or other disabilities.

  • However, neither the House nor the Senate bill ensures that schools are held responsible for the achievement of all students. Neither bill requires that schools step in to help groups of students that are consistently falling behind. This is simply not acceptable.

  • Congress can do better. We believe the new ESEA must hold schools responsible for the achievement of all students. This means that schools should be required to provide evidence-based interventions and support when students—including those with disabilities—aren’t making progress.

  • Parents across the country agree with us. In fact, in an NCLD survey last month, 97 percent of parents and educators said schools must take responsibility for the achievement of kids with learning and attention issues.

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(Need more information about this alert? Read about why accountability matters and what's at stake in ESEA for students with learning and attention issues.)
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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act Must Hold Schools Responsible for the Achievement of All Students

Dear [Decision Maker],

Congress is debating how to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind. As the House and Senate work together to find a compromise on this bill, I urge you to ensure that the new law includes provisions that better address the needs of the 1 in 5 students with learning and attention issues. This group includes students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other challenges.



Please ensure that the new ESEA holds schools responsible for the achievement of all students.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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