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Oct 08

Making the Grade: State and Local Innovations in Education

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.

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The Honorable Mark Walker (R-NC)
Member, United States House of Representatives


Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Jonathan Butcher
Education Director, The Goldwater Institute

Williamson M. Evers, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Lindsey Burke
Will Skillman Fellow in Education Policy, The Heritage Foundation

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Mary Clare Reim Mary Clare Reim

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