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Americans Favor Getting the Feds Out of the Classroom

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Congress and the president earlier this month scrapped the national education dictates of George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind law and returned control of school standards to states and localities. This is expected to lessen the focus on standardized testing. Americans, especially those with school-age children, approve.

Just 21% of American Adults believe the federal government should set the education standards for schools, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty percent (40%) say that’s a state responsibility, while 31% think local government should determine those standards. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 16-17, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted byPulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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