FILE This Sept. 23, 2011 file photo shows John Becker, a fourth grade teacher from DC Prep Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., top row center, reacting after he was acknowledged by President Barack Obama as he stands with educators and students as he speaks about No Child Left Behind Reform in the East Room at the White House in Washington. States and local governments have the primary responsibility for education in the United States. But the federal government gets a big say, too, by awarding billions in aid that often has strings attached. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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FILE This Sept. 23, 2011 file photo shows John Becker, a fourth grade teacher from DC Prep Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., top row center, reacting after he was acknowledged by President Barack Obama as he stands with educators and students as he speaks about No Child Left Behind Reform in the East Room at the White House in Washington. States and local governments have the primary responsibility for education in the United States. But the federal government gets a big say, too, by awarding billions in aid that often has strings attached.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
FILE This Sept. 23, 2011 file photo shows John Becker, a fourth grade teacher from DC Prep Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., top row center, reacting after he was acknowledged by President Barack Obama as he stands with educators and students as he speaks about No Child Left Behind Reform in the East Room at the White House in Washington. States and local governments have the primary responsibility for education in the United States. But the federal government gets a big say, too, by awarding billions in aid that often has strings attached. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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