Republican & Democratic Beliefs on Education in the United States: Similarities & Differences


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A system of beliefs that is used to justify a policy action is called what?

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1. Head Start is a program that works towards achieving equality in education, something consistent with _____ ideology

2. Which of the following organizations do Republicans believe SHOULD NOT have much of a role in the development of elementary and secondary education policy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The United States possesses an education system that is influenced by varying beliefs and ideologies. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to learn, understand, and recall the information on the competing beliefs concerning education in the U.S. and how some have been applied within the system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Belief system used to inform policy
  • Areas of agreement between the U.S.'s two major parties
  • Republican view on education policy
  • Democrats' concern with education policy

Skills Practiced

These resources will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on education in the U.S.
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding areas of disagreement on education policy
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about political ideology in a different light

Additional Learning

To get the most from the material, be sure to review the lesson called titled Republican & Democratic Beliefs on Education in the United States: Similarities & Differences. This lesson will address the following objectives:

  • Understand opposing views on the role of government in education
  • Identify particular educational programs and their respective purposes
  • Discover the ideology of different political parties
  • Understand conservative vs. progressive policies