The Charter State Option: Charting a Course Toward Federalism in Education
Publication Date: December 2006
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: Education; federalism
Coverage: United States
Congress should embrace a charter state option, allowing states to choose between the status quo and an alternative contractual arrangement with the federal government. Under a charter contract, elected state officials would have broad authority to consolidate and refocus their federal funds on state initiatives in exchange for monitoring and reporting academic progress.