A meme on the march:
“Republicans that want to kill No Child Left Behind in its entirety should also propose to eliminate its $25 billion or so dollars for k-12 education. If that sounds like a poison pill, here’s an idea: push for transparency, via national standards and tests, instead of “accountability” via the heavy hand of Washington.” — Mike Petrilli, Fordham Foundation.
“A Republican education agenda should have three key elements: decentralization, transparency and parental empowerment.” — Lance T. Izumi, Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy
“The federal role should be to provide accurate information about student performance. It should be left to states and districts to devise sanctions and reforms.” — Diane Ravitch