Congress and the president last week scrapped the national education dictates of George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind law and returned control of school standards to states and localities. This is expected to lessen the focus on standardized testing. Americans, especially those with school-age children, approve.
Just 21% of American Adults believe the federal government should set the education standards for schools, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty percent (40%) say that’s a state responsibility, while 31% think local government should determine those standards. (To see survey question wording, click here.)