Reforming No Child Left Behind by Allowing States to Opt Out: An A-PLUS for Federalism
Publication Date: June 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Dan Lips
Keywords: Education; A-Plus Act; charter state option; federal education programs
Coverage: United States
By restoring greater state control of education, the A-PLUS Act would allow states to end inefficient and ineffective federal programs, reallocate funds toward state-directed initiatives to improve student learning, and reduce spending on administrative costs and bureaucracy. State policymakers, with greater input from parents and other stakeholders, could take responsibility for strengthening public education in local communities.