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The League of Women Voters believes that the federal government shares with other levels of government the responsibility to provide an equitable, quality public education for all children pre-K through grade 12. A quality public education is essential for a strong, viable, and sustainable democratic society and is a civil right.

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The League believes that the role of the federal government should include the following:

  • Provide leadership and vision to promote a quality education for all children;
  • Provide broad common standards developed by educational experts upon which states and local education agencies can build;
  • Provide a suggested curricular structure or framework as a guide to state and local education agencies to develop their own curricula;
  • Provide a national assessment that clearly informs teachers, parents and students about how well individual students have mastered criteria established at the national level;
  • Provide a national assessment that informs districts how well their populations compare to other populations similar to theirs; and
  • Provide a combination of competitive grants and non-competitive funding to states and local school districts to achieve equity among states and populations.

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