Should we limit federal funds to public schools that do not meet performance standards?
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Eliminate all federal funding of public schools.
The department of education should be abolished. Schools should be administered locally by the private sector.
Get the federal government out of the education system all together.
The Dept. of Education should be disbanded. Schools should be overseen at a state level only.
It depends on the nature of the performance standards, firstly. But even if these are reasonable and prudent, there is no constitutional role for the Federal government to be involved in education in any way, this should strictly be a State issue.
Federal funds should not be used for public schools. Period.
Eliminate federal funds for all public schools.
Public Education should be completely abolished
Eliminate all federal funds for public schools.
eliminate the department of education as the federal government has no role in public education.
There should be no federal funds going to public schools
Federal funds should not be used to fund schools
Federal Government should be out of education altogether.
we should end federal education spending.
Abolish public schools.
Abolish the Department of Education, ultimately it is not for government to decide what people "should" and "should not" learn
Federal Gov't should completely get out of education business
Eliminate federal education funding
Federal funds should not be used in public education.
We should use Finland's system of public education.
Abolish fed Department of Education
Use Finland's system.
Complete separation of education and state
Federal government should not be involved in education. Leave it up to the states.
There should be some kind of incentive program, but the method mentioned here is to black and white to really tackle an issue like this. The emphasis should be on reward rather than punishment.
Eliminate Dept of Edu. and federal funding of schools.
The federal government should not be involved in education
The federal govt should not be in the educztion business
Depends on the performance standards. Some are reasonable. Some are not.
Eliminate the dept of Edumacation
schools should not be publicly funded in the first place
There is no legitimate Constitutional authority for any Federal education funding.
No Federal fund to any public school.
Eliminate the Department of Education and privatize/deregulate education completely.
Eliminate the Department of Education and privatize and deregulate education completely. Let the market set its own standards.
No. Cutting funding for already failing schools is only going to make matters worse. Federal funds for education must focus on how school can improve performance by changing methodologies.
Funding should be provided regardless of performance, but this wouldn't be a problem if we had higher standards for teachers.
Yes, but the performance standards need to be changed.
The term "performance standards" has become a rallying cry for people who want to rate schools and teachers based on their students' "performance" on standardized tests rather than on their students' less easily measurable acquisition of critical thinking skills. Should schools and teachers try to help their students "perform" well? Of course. But because this question does not define how their performance will actually be measured, it is impossible to understand what a "yes" or "no" answer actually means.
"Performance standards" for schools are horrifically designed and terribly enforced. Their existence is a total disaster in and of itself.
There should be no federal funding.
I don't know.
The federal government should not have a role in education.
The federal government shouldn't set performance standards.
No Federal funds for public ed.
Let each state decide, damn it! No more federal standardized tests! Eliminate the federal education department.
No, schools should receive funding in order to better the educational system, although the "performance standards" should be reformed
The U.S. schools should be run by a competent array of administrators whether publicly or privately administered. Codified teaching standards should apply. Children everywhere should have a shot at the same quality of education. Optional home-schooling for children not excelling or wishing to study outside of the mainstream should be implemented. Children should have flexibility and choice in where they choose to go to school.
No. Cutting funds from under-performing schools only makes the situation worse.
No, schools that don't meet performance standards need more attention and help to get their students to meet standards. Schools should be investigated and the root of the problem found so that the correct form of help can be found.
We should privatize education, but have a transitional state where we subsidize it until ownership can be transferred
No, federal and state government should be only allowed to supply funds and let districts make decisions best for students and curriculum.
No, because the federal government should not be involved in education
No Child Left Behind should be reformed, and the performance standards should be looked at again.
Schools should not be only performance based, federal funds should go to schools based on performance, retained enrollment, graduation rate etc.
No federal funds for any special interest. Period. Privatize or Localize.
The Federal government should have nothing to do with education. It should be left to the states.
Local communities should have control over all school business.
Money isn't the only issue, schools need help in other ways. Vouchers I feel are a good compromise.
I feel the government should, because it will put the onus on the educators and supeintendents to ensure the students perform up to standards. There is no point in sending money to a school that doesn't perform.
Yes, but we need a massive overhaul of our educational system (preferably where parents can chose where to send their children, or a full charter system where school compete.) Also States should be held up to high standards to ensure all schools meet federal educational requirements.
Education reform such as vouchers and charter schools in order to allow more access to private schools and improve our public schools
The federal government should take no part in any administration of education
Provide incentives to schools that institute education reforms
Merit Based Federal Subsidized Teacher Salary
Eliminate Federal funding to public education by 90%. It really should be done at the State level.
Massive increase in education funding.
Penalizing schools will only continue to reduce performance, benchmarks on performance should be set against past performance at that specific school rather then nationality to accurately gauge progress.
We should reform the entire system to increase success rates.
Education should be controlled and funded at the state and local level
Schools should get all the money.
yes, but allow families to choose any public school system in the state that they think is best for their children
No, there should be a minimum funding that will get schools along, but if they do better, they can get better funding
We should have a voucher system, then the playing field would be leveled
The federal government should not be involved in education.
Public schools are an outdated paradigm. Emphasis on education resources like www.khanacademy.org , anyone can get a better education than the batch-model of the *industry*. And children can spend their lives actually socialising, instead of spending their most impressionable years locked in a 12-year exercise in lifeboat ethics and prisoners' dilemmas.
No, and if they are not meeting performance standards efforts should be increased to find the root of the problem and fix it.
Abolish government schooling. Abolish the federal government.
Get the federal government out of education completely and let the state and local governments control education.
Public schools that do not meet performance standards need an influx of money to help them address the needs that have not been met, recruit highly qualified teachers, and retain highly qualified teachers.
We should fund schools so that they can function properly (and well) as an educational entity. Any other funding should come from the state or fundraising of students.
No. This idea is backwards and the idea of "If a school is having difficulty teaching their students then pull funding" makes no sense. These schools should be inspected and if it is determined to be a problem with faculty or other related problems then pull funding. But if the problem is lack of funding or uneven funding then this should be corrected.
That's a tough one, I kind of think that all schools in the country should have the same curriculum, so that means more fed.
No, there is no cut and dry answer for individual school short comings there should be a board of investigation for failing schools to try and find appropriate solutions for there problems.
HELL NO. We should simply reward certain districts that produce more capable citizens in society, allowing teachers to be better compensated for better work.
Implement a voucher or charter school system where the schools are able to compete with each other. Let failing schools fail.
If schools fail to meet performance standards, mandate a program to improve them rather than just punishing them.
No, and establish baseline federal standards for education that states can add to (ie adding state history or local geography).
I think that schools with poor performance should have their staff and practices examined.
No, this would make too many school "teach to the test"
I believe that each state should retain autonomy with regards to public school funds but there should be a national performance standard that is implemented effectively.
The statute needs to be reformed. I have seen severely mentally handicapped children have to take the same standardized tests that students in regular education take, thus leading performance standards to drop drastically. Reform the system first and then talk about funding.
government should help out schools that dont meet standards and try to make a plan before taking away their funding
Give more federal finds to failing schools so they can have better teachers and more aid programs for students.
States shopuld decide but if the don't have a certain level of acheivement in a certain amount of time more than 4 or 5 years, however, then the State and/or federal govt should take over.
go to a dual-system similar to Finland of both vocational and college-prep schools. Not every student belongs in a traditional school