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Entries by Michael J. Petrilli from 05/2012

A States' Rights Revolt Led by ... California?

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Education

Three cheers for California's governor, state superintendent, and state board chair, for applying for a waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind) that doesn't kowtow to Washington.

Common Core Critics Want ALEC to Tell States What to Do

| Posted 05.11.2012 | Education

Which is the true "conservative" resolution? The one that tells states what to do and demands a one-size-fits-all approach? Or the one that trusts states to make up their own minds -- without interference from Washington?

The Romney Education Plan: Replacing Federal Overreach on Accountability With Federal Overreach on School Choice

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

Today, there's not a single Republican in the House of Representatives willing to defend federal accountability mandates. The GOP conversation has shifted to transparency. What a difference a decade makes.