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100 federal education programs, and no better education

Per-pupil federal expenditures on education have nearly tripled in terms of real dollars, and more than 100 federal education programs exist today. Despite these expenditures, has the achievement gap been eliminated? Are current generations better educated?
Source: 2014 N. Y. House campaign website, JohnKatkoForCongress.com , Nov 4, 2014

Make decisions about public schools at local level

Q: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?

A: No. Decisions on what gets taught, how, and when in our public schools are best made by classroom teachers and education professionals on the local and state level, not by federal bureaucrats.

Source: VoteSmart 2014 N. Y. Congressional Political Courage Test , Aug 30, 2014

Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

As a Member of Congress, I will advocate for the federal government fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for students with special needs. It is a grossly underfunded federal mandate, and its costs are weighing down local school systems and local taxpayers.
Source: VoteSmart 2014 N. Y. Congressional Political Courage Test , Aug 30, 2014

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