Since the 1960s, the federal government has taken more control of schools from local municipalities and states. Washington now has a say over the qualifications of teachers, the frequency of testing and even the food served in school cafeterias.
Yet despite increased spending and added regulations, or perhaps because of them, student performance has stagnated.
The Heritage Foundation has produced a new video describing in layman’s terms how this federal overreach has affected students and communities.
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