In complying only with the exact requirements of the law and being intentionally vague, is our state Board of Education defending against perceived threats from the Trump administration or masking accountability?

Today, Dan Walters explores the possibility that California’s “education establishment” is being less than sincere in their reasoning for providing only basic responses in a required federal survey about academic achievement.

The Obama-era law, enforced by the Trump administration, the Every Student Succeeds Act obligates states receiving federal education funds to report on academic progress among their students, particularly lower-income and students of color.

To see Walters’ take on whether the Board of Education is simply avoiding Trump or up to something more sinister, read more here: California’s war over public schools moves to a new front

About The Author

Drew Phelps has a knack for mining complex data, a skill he honed while working on several local political campaigns. At GV Wire, Phelps regularly conducts extensive research and goes on lengthy fact-checking missions. Phelps graduated from Pitzer College with a bachelor’s in political studies and then went on to obtain a master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University in American politics.

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