Today, the House of Representatives will vote on final passage of the Student Success Act, H.R. 5, the Republican bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  LDF lends its support to Ranking Member Bobby Scott’s Democratic Substitute Amendment (the “Scott Amendment”).  The Scott Amendment addresses many core needs for our nation’s education system, including validating state achievement standards, restoring state accountability for student improvement, and providing support for schools missing achievement targets or falling short of equity indicators.