High standards, accountability, and increased involvement by parents, teachers, local school boards, and state legislatures are all essential pieces to improve education. The bulk of education policy should be handled at the local level as parents and individual school districts know what is best for students. What works in one community may not be effective in another. We must continue to push for common-sense reforms that will empower parents, provide increased local control, and reduce federal bureaucracy. Innovative programs, like Wisconsin’s school choice voucher system, have shown promise in allowing students and parents the flexibility to find which types of education work best for them.
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