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K-12 Federal Policy Issues

Reducing the Federal Footprint on Education

Increasing federal intervention and the resulting burden of complying with federal programs, rules, and regulations has caused a significant growth in state bureaucracy and is straining the time and resources of local schools. Read More.

School Choice: Boosting Educational Opportunity

2011 was a great year for school choice, setting a high bar for state legislatures nationwide to increase families’ educational options. 12 states and D.C. created or expanded school choice options, increasing educational opportunity. Read More.

States Must Reject National Education Standards

For four and a half decades, the federal role in education has been growing. Costly in terms of taxpayer dollars spent and local control of education lost, this expanding federal control has failed to improve outcomes for America’s children. Read More.

Effective education policy includes returning authority to the states and empowering parents with the opportunity to choose a safe and effective education for their children from among public, private, charter, online and home school opportunities. No Child Left Behind should be replaced by policy that restores a path to federalism in education policy.

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Experts on K-12 Federal Policy Issues