There is a new federal education law, something every president since Carter feels their administration needs, but contrary to the fears ESSA does not impose Common Core.
"The latest version of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act was recently signed into law by President Obama. The new law, christened the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), replaces its predecessor, the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. "Good riddance" sums up the sentiments of many educators regarding the demise of NCLB, but the question now is what ESSA means for students, their teachers and principals, and for the funders who support many K-12 initiatives and reforms."--L.S. Hall, Inside Philanthropy