Parents are growing concerned about Washington’s latest power grab.
National education standards give unelected bureaucrats in Washington the power to choose what children learn instead of parents and local leaders.
According to the Heritage Foundation:
“Americans understand that some distant, unelected bureaucrat in Washington is neither able nor empowered by the Constitution to dictate state education policy. By using federalism as a guiding principle in education – allowing states to set standards and determine how education dollars are spent – children’s needs will best be served, and educational opportunity will flourish.
“Unfortunately, many states have succumbed to pressure to adopt national academic standards. It has happened quietly, threatening local control of education.”
"Federal policymakers should provide states with increased flexibility and freedom from red tape to make state leaders more accountable to parents and taxpayers. States should also strengthen standards, increase transparency about school performance, and allow parents to act on that information by choosing their children’s schools." Heritage.org