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Margaret Spellings: Federal v. local control in education


Among recent top stories: the Obama Administration’s move to remake K-12 education policy and significantly strengthen the hand of the federal government in the process, reports the Huffington Post. While policymakers on both sides of the aisle have been talking more than acting, the Administration has been diligently preparing its battle plans for an overhaul of No Child Left Behind. And it looks like they’re about to do an end run around the Congress. Here’s where things are at the moment. People on both sides of the debate are reiterating calls for “local control.” Yet, interpreting what “local” means depends on who’s saying it…

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