Next Steps for Federal Education Legislation

Next Steps for Federal Education Legislation

As Congress ponders the next steps in reauthorizing education legislation, Grover “Russ” Whitehurst, director of the Brown Center on Education Policy, discusses the forces and factions involved in educational reform at the federal level, and proposes some simple solutions for improving education policy. He discusses the progress made since the beginning of the decade and suggests that greater parental choice would benefit students and schools, and better target scarce federal resources to successful schools.