The State Government's Role in Public Education


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The _____ government provides funding but has little input on the educational process.

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1. The _____ government makes most of the day-to-day decisions about schools.

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the roles that the state takes in guiding education?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Considering how education for most can be standardized, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the state government's function in public education. For the quiz, you'll want to know about federal government in education and the role of local governments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to be asked about:

  • Functions of the federal government
  • Local governmental roles
  • Roles of the state government
  • Possible decisions from the state government
  • How the state government can liaison

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on what the federal government's job is from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding local governmental roles and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the roles of the state government

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled The State Government's Role in Public Education provides a more detailed look at this topic. This lesson also contains these objectives:

  • Define what public education is
  • Identify the roles from federal, local and state governments
  • Describe the three main ways state government directs public education
  • Understand how a state government can set curriculum and standards
  • Know the details behind the No Child Left Behind Act of 2000