Dr. Sandra Stotsky is not only a nationally acclaimed educational authority on English and Reading standards, she is also a professor of education emerita at the University of Arkansas, where she held the 21st Century Chair in Teacher Quality. She served as Senior Associate Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from 1999-2003, where she was in charge of developing or revising all the state’s K-12 standards, teacher licensure tests, and teacher and administrator licensure regulations. She was one of the five members of the Common Core Validation Committee who would not sign off on the Common Core standards as being internationally benchmarked, rigorous, or research-based. Dr Stotsky joins Speak Up! to talk more about the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA).