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States' Rights

In a post on NCLB reauthorization, J.M. Holland of Circle Time suggests that a return to state control over education reform efforts would be more conducive to effective teaching:

In our current situation I can’t help but think of the decision to leave education to the states and out of the constitution, as a good decision. By leaving education up to the states we have had a continually improving national school system. A pluralistic approach enabled states to adopt best practices and still empower communities to try to “do” education their own way. This combination of flexible pluralism and adoption of best practices is similar to the process of teaching that has been used in classrooms for hundreds of years.
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