Federal role in education
Discuss the federal role in education against the state role. Explain some of the positives and negatives for the federal presence.
Traditionally the federal government has only played a limited role in education. In early America, children were educated by parents, tutors, church schools or local schools. Reading, writing and basic math were taught to prepare students for life. The Constitution provides no mandate for the federal government to get involved in public education and the Constitution says that if a power is not granted to the federal government then it is reserved for the state to exercise that power. Under a strict interpretation of the Constitution then ...
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