2012 Election

How elections affect education policy

Elections are a time when every issue known to man becomes a topic of discussion.  Things that you never really thought of as important become front page news.  Education is one of those issues that becomes a big topic when it is an election year by federal government officials and then fades into the background for another three years. Americans think of education as something that is controlled locally.  That isn’t how most countries do it.  Most countries control, and fund, education from the top down.  Because of this, education is funded more evenly across the territory.  What that funding does is give those governments control over what is taught.  In the United States, education is mostly funded locally–with local control over what is taught.

Which is better or worse?  These are the sorts of questions being asked during an election, then dropped.  I am curious what will come of this.

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