Four Questions and each one requires 150 words and one reference EACH
1. The executive branch of the government is responsible for the U.S. Department of Education. What purpose does the U.S. Department of Education serve? How does this department work with States’ Departments of Education and local school districts? In your opinion, does having a U.S. Department of Education benefit K-12 education in the United States? Why or why not?
2. An argument for nationalizing educational standards is that failing to educate students across the nation presents a national security threat; we will not be as competitive as our international competitors without a strong standardized education system. Is this a valid argument? Are there reasonable alternatives other than national education standards to protect national security? What other reasons are there for national educational standards other than promoting national security?
3. Discuss the impact of the Progressive movement on the creation of the Arizona Constitution, including the declaration of rights, ballot initiatives, and recall of judges. Defend your position with examples from this week’s resources or other readings.
4. Compare and contrast the U.S. Constitution and the Arizona Constitution. Discuss three findings that account for the significant differences in length. Include at least one source to support your answer.