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A Republican renewal in Congress and in statehouses across the nation changes the political dynamic in favor of more limited government.
But along with restraining runaway spending and checking bureaucratic expansion, there is a real chance to shift the balance of power in education policy from Washington, D.C. back to the states where it belongs
At least four-dozen new Republicans will enter the House of Representatives and five new Republican senators will take office with a mandate not merely to slow or contain the expansion of federal power, but to roll it back.
Even if they cannot muster the votes to put the education department out of business for good, they have the power and the numbers to advance innovative reforms.
Next year Congress will have to reconsider President Obama’s signature reform initiative, Race to the Top, and George W. Bush’s major education reform legacy, No Child Left Behind. And they’ll have a chance to restore educational opportunity for thousands of low-income and minority students in Washington, D.C.
The obstacles — and the interests dedicated to preserving the status quo — are huge.
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