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State diversity vs. state homogeneity? What's best for kids?
posted by: Cindy Omlin | October 12, 2010, 10:31 PM   

Texas Governor Rick Perry makes his case for opposing national education standards which he believes threaten local control and federalism. Troubled by the process by which the Obama administration used Race to the Top money to entice cash-starved states to get on-board with national standards, Perry wasn’t persuaded.

“Why would we trade our ability to educate our children for some faceless bureaucrat in Washington, D.C., for, frankly, a small amount of money in the grand scheme of things?”

Do Gov. Perry's arguments against national standards make sense or fall flat? Do you support the federal government driving testing and curriculum or do you favor local control?

Exclusive Interview with Gov. Rick Perry, The Foundry

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