Too many think all governing ourselves requires is passing a law. We no longer need to roll up our sleeves and work, bottom-up, to earn a growing economy, a just society, or a stronger nation.
Nonprofits, states, and local governments now typically behave like big-box stores: same entity, different location. Maybe the aisles run side to side instead of front to back, but largely everything is the same.
The guns and school violence conversation needs to happen at the local level to have any chance of effectively keeping kids safe in school.
Wednesday night the Trump administration reversed the one-size-fits-all approach the Obama administration took last year on student privacy in sex-segregated facilities.
The administration is maneuvering to replace local control in education (and in other areas) with school systems that extend across entire metropolitan regions.
Citizens and local leaders should use the looming pension crisis in many states and cities to release local governments from centralized control.
It’s the first school year most parents have heard about Common Core. And they don’t like it one bit.
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