WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Conservative Leaders for Education (CL4E) released a new series of white papers and videos that shed light on some of the bold, new visions shaping education policy in states across the country. At the heart of all these cases, are CL4E members who are striving to bring education decision-making back to the local level and ensure all students in their states are receiving an education that prepares them for college and 21st-century careers.
"With new authority comes new responsibility, and the obligation to lead," said CL4E's chairman, William J. Bennett, former Education Secretary under President Ronald Reagan. "ESSA's historical shift in education policy authority back to the states heightens the responsibility of state leaders to step up and effectively implement practical policies that will improve the lives of students and in turn strengthen our communities."
The paper series titled, "Seizing Local Control in Education" contains three case studies from the following states:
- Arizona: Driving And Rewarding Excellence As a Component of a State's School Finance System
- Colorado: Ensuring Academic Development and Growth of Every Student Matters in an Accountability System
- Kentucky: Linking Career and Technical Education to a State's Accountability System
"We know education policymakers in all states are looking for ways to take advantage of being set free from the overly aggressive federal dictates in education. We've chosen to highlight efforts in Arizona, Colorado and Kentucky as examples," said Karen Nussle, executive director for CL4E. "They are showing they have the tools, local knowledge and expertise to make sure education systems meet the unique needs of their families and students. We hope these papers will help inspire other states to replicate these examples or pursue other bold actions that drive common-sense solutions to help improve all schools."
Each paper also has an accompanying video that also highlights the new state program and our CL4E member spearheading the effort. They can be viewed on our new webpage here.
About Conservative Leaders for Education
CL4E is an organization dedicated to bringing conservative principles to education policy decisions. Comprised of concerned policymakers and thought leaders, CL4E's focus and energy is devoted to ensuring every child, parent and teacher has the best education experience possible. CL4E's founding members established four conservative core principles that guide the organization's work: Local Control, Parent Choices, Accountability and Quality Content. For more information visit http://conservativeleaders4ed.org/
SOURCE Conservative Leaders for Education