'Education problems are best handled at the state and local level ... though the Federal Government can act as a clearinghouse.'
Huckabee emphasizes the importance of art and music to round out a child's education his signature theme on this issue but is careful to say he wouldn't mandate any programs. A supporter of school choice, he also highlights the right of parents to homeschool their children.
Supports "personalized learning" that would, for example, allow students to get gym credit for karate class
No Child Left Behind
Yes: Despite some reservations about teaching to the test
Yes: But puts more emphasis on "public-school choice"
Yes: Supports merit pay for individual teachers
Longer School Day or Year
Yes: But would leave the decision and the funding up to individual school districts
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