In a conference call with Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ) a new program called LEARN was discussed that would give states the option of opting out of No Child Left Behind and provide residents of those states a tax credit equal to the amount that they would have otherwise received in federal funding.
The LEARN Act will give more control to states by allowing them to pursue individual state educational initiatives based on the needs of the students in that particular state.
This program will allow states and local school districts to set their own standards, enforce their own penalties for failure, and establish their own goals for teachers and students.
Legislators who already support this program include Virginia Foxx and Chris Cannon. They deserve big thanks from FreedomWorks members.