Rural Stakeholders Engaged in Discussion of ESEA Proposal

Carmel Martin, assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development; John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach; and ED staff talked with rural education stakeholders in a conference call Tuesday, March 16, about the Obama Administration’s proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

More than 30 callers received an overview of the proposal and posed questions on a variety of topics, including high standards, a broader well-rounded curriculum, competitive grants, and formula funding through programs that include Title I, IDEA, and the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP).

Read the transcript and the Administration’s proposal, “A Blueprint for Reform: Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education.