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A Nation Still at Risk: The Case for Federalism and School Choice

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Dan Lips

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: Education; School Choice; no child left behind; NCLB

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Twenty-five years after the seminal report A Nation at Risk, American education remains in a state of crisis. Millions of students continue to pass through the public schools without mastering basic skills and knowledge. Policymakers and the public must recognize both this persistent failure and the attendant need for systemic reform in American education.