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The Chamber submitted testimony to Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo and Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means Aaron Michlewitz urging them to retain and strengthen the accountability measures included in H.4137, the Student Opportunity Act (“SOA”). The Chamber believes strong and transparent accountability measures are necessary to close achievements gaps.
Throughout ongoing Chapter 70 reform discussions, the Chamber’s guiding principles have been the need to close well-documented and persistent achievement gaps and guarantee that any investment will include the proven changes necessary to ensure results. With these principles in mind, the Chamber supports the House Committee on Ways and Means’ approach to link necessary accountability measures with increased spending in the SOA.
The Senate’s S.2365 severely diluted several accountability measures to the detriment of students across the Commonwealth. Robust accountability measures are essential to supporting underperforming schools and closing achievement gaps. Without guideposts and accountability measures for districts and the state, there is no assurance that the new spending included in the SOA will close achievement gaps.
To remedy this, the Chamber strongly urges the House to retain the following accountability measures in H.4137 which were weakened during Senate debate:
In addition, we urge the House to include additional mechanisms to compel districts to make progress toward targets and annual benchmarks for eliminating achievement gaps.
For more information on the SOA, read the Chamber’s policy brief.