Every Student Succeeds Act: A Call to Action for School Counselors

Margaux Hanes Brown, Denise Sheryl Lenares Solomon, Richard G. Deaner

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This call to action urges school counselors to advocate for the profession during the transition from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Now is an opportunity to inform local policy makers on how to interpret the law related to their role. We explore and assess opportunities for school counselors in ESSA Titles I and IV. We summarize a model for political advocacy and provide resources. Risks of advocating are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-96
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2019


  • Professional advocacy
  • school counseling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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