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.
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.