To the editor
I read with interest Education Secretary Margaret Spellings's June 9 op-ed, A National Test We Don't Need Ms. Spellings was right that states and localities are the ones that design the curriculum and pay most of the education bills. She was also correct that states and local school districts have historically had the primary leadership role in public education. That's why it's so hard to understand why she keeps promoting the No Child Left Behind law's top-down approach to education.
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