Carol Moseley-Braun on Education
Former IL Senator; Democratic Candidate for President
A: We should empower teachers and parents and local communities to provide quality public education by reforming the system of education finance that relies most heavily on local property taxes. The national government today contributes less than 7 percent of the cost of elementary and secondary education, and yet continues to dictate education policy without providing the necessary funding. We should increase national funding, to help local school districts reduce reliance on property taxes. I have proposed that increased national contributions be focused on rebuilding our country's crumbling schools. By supporting school facilities, the national government will help improve education, while leaving the decision making about content, curriculum, accountability and employment to the local schools, PTA's, parent councils, teachers, administrators, and those closest to the specific needs of a given community.
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