The federal government should stay out of elementary and secondary education.

Education is best decided by students and their parents. Students should have a choice of schools. Parents and students are best able to determine what works best for them, not bureaucrats sitting in their Washington, D.C. ivory tower.

If the federal government insists on meddling in school policy, it should promote school choice, whether through vouchers, charter schools or any other creative method devised at the local level.

Just like you don't need a weatherman to tell you that it's raining, you don't need to have a Ph.D. in education to know that your child is not performing well in school.