How To Talk About…
EDUCATION

LOCAL DECISION MAKING


  • Every child deserves the chance to choose the education that best fits his or her unique learning needs.
  • Decisions about education and spending are best made at the most local level possible, by states, school leaders, and parents.

EXPAND OPPORTUNITY


  • For most families in the U.S., the odds of attending a good school depend entirely on where they live. Parents should have the opportunity to send their children to the school that best fits their needs.

ACCREDITATION


  • The current college accreditation system serves the special interests of the higher education industry.
  • Breaking the accreditation cartel would allow students to escape expensive, full-degree programs to chart their own path.

POLICY PROPOSALS


  1. Eliminate marriage penalties in welfare programs, the tax code, and Obamacare.
  2. Pass laws which prevent discrimination against those who define marriage as between a man and a woman.

QUICK FACTS


  1. Allow states to opt out of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
  2. Reduce the size and scope of the Department of Education by eliminating ineffective and duplicative programs and consolidating other programs.
  3. Prevent any new federal funding of national standards and assessments.
  4. Allow states to make their Title I and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) dollars portable to empower parents with school choice.
  5. Recognize that parents and private preschool providers should be the first and second options for families, and avoid any incentives to expand government preschool.
  6. Decouple federal financing from accreditation.

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