Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?

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I believe it is safe to say that I have more education than any other congressional candidate, ever. (BS in Biochemistry 1981, MS in Physical Chemistry 1982, PhD in Biochemistry 1990, MD 1990, not to mention 1 year Internship in Internal Medicine 1991, and three year Residency in Ophthalmology 1994).  Education was my vehicle to prosperity and my fulfillment of the American Dream, so I am a stanch advocate for education. But I am a fiscal conservative, and I am opposed to federal regulation of education. Education occurs on a local level. Education is an economic market, and the skyrocketing price of education is a product of well meaning, but harmful government intervention. The relatively free availability of student loans has distorted the educational marketplace with the unintended consequence of skyrocketing costs.

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