Sandy Kress Quoted in Education Week on Resignation of Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Alexander “Sandy” Kress, a consultant in Akin Gump’s public law and policy practice, was quoted in the Education Week article “With Duncan on Way Out, How Much Political Juice Does Ed. Dept. Have Left?” regarding the resignation of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

Kress, who served as a senior advisor to former President George W. Bush on education with respect to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, said not to expect much regulatory action following Duncan’s departure. Two states’ waivers of the law are on high-risk status, but Kress does not think the department will pull either of them or for it to matter much if it did.

Speaking of the time left in President Obama’s term, Kress continued, “Texas and other states are agreeing to the waivers, knowing when [the promises] come due that these guys are going to be gone. I don't see anyone on either side who will keep these waivers going any longer, and the states know that. That's why I think it’s a waste of a year.”