How Should the Federal Government Effect Education Reform?
Byline: Dennis Van Roekel, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The National Education Association (NEA) generally supports local control of public schools. Education in the United States has always been a state responsibility that is implemented at the local level. That isn't going to change.
Yet our nation has also had a long-standing commitment to public education as the key that unlocks the door of opportunity. It was in the U.S. that the movement for universal high school first took hold. It was here that the G.I. Bill sent millions of veterans to college, and the National Defense Education Act helped to lay the groundwork for the technology explosion of the past few decades.
That national commitment to public education has served us well. In the 20th century, the American people attained the highest level of …
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Publication information: Article title: How Should the Federal Government Effect Education Reform?. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 29, 2009. Page number: M12. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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