Public Education Funding
- Support the funding of enacted education reforms, or eliminate them.
- Support designating additional funds to the school funding formula.
Testing and Standards
- Reduce the quantity of standardized tests our children take, returning dollars and instruction time to the classroom.
- Ensure the consistent measure of accountability for all schools receiving taxpayer funds.
The current over-emphasis of standardized tests for public school students diminishes resources, time, and funds which should be dedicated to instruction, providing an enriched learning experience, and fostering a culture which supports a love of learning. PLAC endorses the National Resolution on High Stakes Testing.
‘Local control’ is most effectively carried out as the work of parents, teachers, school boards, administrators, and school communities, working together to determine and implement effective solutions.
Taxpayer dollars collected and appropriated for public education is for those schools charged with the responsibility of educating every student who walks through the door.