Choice and Federalism
Choice and Federalism

Choice and Federalism

Defining the Federal Role in Education


90 Pages, 6 x 9

Paperback, $4.99 (US $4.99) (CA $6.99)

Publication Date: February 2012

ISBN 9780817914844

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Washington is at crossroads on K–12 education policy. It can continue down the path of top-down accountability; devolve power to states and districts, thereby returning to the status quo of the last century; or rethink the fundamentals and do something different. In Choice and Federalism: Rethinking the Federal Role in Education, the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education proposes a new path in which Washington releases states from top-down accountability in exchange for unleashing the ability of parents to engage in informed choices of schools for their children and by causing those choices to generate competitive pressures on the providers of education services.

Author Biography

The eleven-member Koret Task Force on K–12 Education is a group of education experts from around the country that undertakes original research and analysis and makes recommendations on the most important issues in American education today. Its research is grounded in the principles of choice, accountability, and transparency.