MSU study: Americans support local control of school districts

EAST LANSING, Mich. – An analysis of 40 years of public surveys found that Americans support local school board control, according to Michigan State University News.

Rebecca Jacobsen, assistant professor of education, told MSU News that “A lot of policymakers today think they can just go around the local boards; that the federal government can create a policy that goes directly to the schools or works around the existing institutions. But that’s not going to work in the long run, because local control is not dead.”
SOURCE: MSU News, “Americans support local control of schools,” July 16, 2012
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