President Obama Signed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into Law

By Wadner Pierre

President Barack Obama signs S. 1177, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), during a bill a signing ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Dec. 10, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
President Barack Obama signs S. 1177, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), during a bill a signing ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Dec. 10, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

In a special event at the White House on Dec. 10, 2015, President Obama signed Every Student Succeeds Act to ensure that each student has access to a better education. This law will replace former President George Bush’s No Child Left Behind. “Every child is entitled to have a great teacher,” said the president after signing the bill.

Pres. Obama added that ESSA would ensure that “the civil rights are preserved, and make sure that we [America public schools] have additional resources for early childhood education.”

The ESSA is bipartisan bill that both Democrats and Republicans voted to guarantee access to better education to all American children. This bill is the fulfillment of the idea that “no matter where you come from or where you start of, through a great education you can succeed,” said Pres. Obama.

In a message after the bill was passed, the education’s Secretary Arne Duncan praised lawmakers from both parties. He wrote thanks to this bill “more students are going to college than ever before… and students will be taught to high learning standards that will prepare them for success in college and career.”

According the White House the ESSA will impact the lives of American students:

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Source: The White House.

 

 

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