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School boards want feds out of education policy

Jul 31, 2015 6:31 am
Rick Karlin is reporting at Capitol Confidential school board members statewide believe the federal government should play a less active role in how schools evaluate teachers, test students or adopt learning standards, according to a recent New York State School Boards Association survey. "Most school board members across the state would like to see the federal government take a less aggressive role in public education at the state and local levels," said the association's Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer in a statement released Thu., Jul. 30. Specifically, 80 percent of members who responded oppose federal government intervention in how states evaluate schools and teachers. Roughly 65 percent of board members polled oppose the U.S. Department of Education offering incentives to states to adopt any particular set of learning standards. The informal three-question survey of school board members was conducted earlier this month, and received approximately 560 responses. The association has a membership of nearly 5,000 elected school officials. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential.
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