In his latest presidential campaign video, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) defended the No Child Left Behind Act by making a distinction between federal and state governments' role in education.

"The federal No Child Left Behind Act is often misunderstood and unfairly maligned as a total federal intrusion," Huckabee said. "As long as the states are allowed to develop their own benchmark exams to determine the manner to create standards ... there's a value of having a national effort to at least set high standards."