The Federal Government's Role in Public Education


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Which of the following is the main principle behind public education in the United States?

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1. A state's legislation requires that sex education be taught in all secondary schools. Which entity is responsible for enacting this educational policy?

2. Why was the No Child Left Behind Act of 2000 landmark legislation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the federal government's role in public education. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include characteristics of public education as well as the roles local, state, and federal governments have in regards to public education.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Characteristics of public education
  • Differentiating government roles in public education
  • Background of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2000

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related education lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about public education in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding No Child Left Behind
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about enacting educational policies

Additional Learning

To learn more about public education, review the accompanying lesson titled The Federal Government's Role in Public Education. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define public education
  • Identify the three levels of government involved in public education
  • Differentiate between the roles of federal, state, and local government in public education
  • Understand how the No Child Left Behind Act of 2000 was a landmark piece of legislation