As Congress considers the future of No Child Left Behind, the policies contained within the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success (APLUS) Act remain the conservative guidepost. The APLUS proposal would allow states to completely opt-out of the programs that fall under No Child Left Behind and put dollars toward state and local priorities that best meet students’ needs. Transformative options at the state level, such as education savings accounts, have shown that states are eager to innovate. Conversely, exactly half a century of ever-growing federal intervention has done little to improve educational outcomes and ignored necessary reforms to situate dollars closer to students.
More About the Speakers
The Honorable Mark Walker (R-NC)
Member, United States House of Representatives
Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Education Director, The Goldwater Institute
Williamson M. Evers, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Will Skillman Fellow in Education Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Mary Clare Reim