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What We Believe

There is a good reason the 10th Amendment reads that, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Making laws and implementing them are hard enough to do in a government that has national and international interests, security and defense to manage. The ability of the federal government to ensure that the public’s interest is protected and that education is well managed is best left to those closest to our families and communities, though not without a strong partnership—a carrot and a stick—with the federal government. Thus, the federal role should be one of assessment and data gathering, conducting nonpartisan, objective research to support policymaking, and ensuring that the most needy are supported and helped, provided that such support is predicated on success, and not the status quo.