"This component of ESSA regulations are so important for equity. States wield much of the control over education and also bear the brunt of funding. However the important role the federal government plays in education is through accountability for civil rights and equitable education for students with challenges. This would gut that accountability and hurt already disadvantaged students. I'm a National Board Certified teacher who has advocated on Capitol Hill for issues of equity and professional support for teachers. I taught in a PA public school for 9 years. These laws matter. Do not roll back the state accountability."