Illinois Teachers Union leaders are hailing the replacement for the No Child Left Behind Law. The new law, referred to as ESSA, passed with bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress. Cinda Klickna, president of Illinois Education Association, says teachers are relieved that ESSA allows schools to be judged by a broader measures.
She says ESSA also gives states more flexibility in setting standards for student achievement.
Educators also appreciate the flexibility it provides to states.
President Obama has signed the measure into law.