From "Fitzpatrick: No progress in school oversight," by: James McGinnis, Phillyburbs.com 2/03; Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) is quoted:
“In the 1950s, we educated the kids that eventually landed on the moon with no federal Department of Education,” the congressman said. “Our children were healthier. Our children were smarter. Our children achieved better grades in standardized testing when the locals controlled the school districts.
Speak for your own family and school, Buddy. My kids are sharp as tacks.