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Old 01-31-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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Ok, I realize I could be searching for something that is almost impossible in this country, but does anyone know of states that boast very good public school systems *but* with the least government involvement?

The state I live has just proposed MORE government involvement (on top of what we already have) that (IMO) has been (and will continue to be) detrimental our system. We are planning to relocate in 3 years, so I'm trying to gather a list of possible areas.

Thanks!

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Old 02-01-2009, 12:40 PM
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A lot of the government intervention in schools is a product of Federal rules that are the strings attached to Federal money for schools. There probably aren't any public school districts anywhere that completely reject Federal money, so they're all subject to these rules set at the Federal level.

There is also a national movement in the last 10 years for greater accountability by school districts, which has led to much more regulation and intervention. Taxpayers are no longer content to hand over a blank check to districts without there being some way to measure whether the money is getting desired results.

I think you need to be more specific in this thread about the kind of intervention you're looking to avoid at the state level. All states also impose regulations on their public schools, but priorities and requirements at the state level differ from state to state.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Government intervention is what makes schools by providing $. Local/state agencies/boards determine how those $ are spent, and that all applicable US laws are followed.

Worst public schools are in SC. Least government intervention is also there.
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:54 PM
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Colorado is a "local control" state, meaning less state intervention. The district sets the curriculum. But yeah, the schools are paid for by taxes, mostly local, but also state and a little federal.
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