No they should not. Local school boards and state boards should. In actuality I believe the department of education should be eliminated all together at a federal level. Show me in the constitution where it says there should be a dept of education. The fact is you cannot as there is nowhere in it where it states there should be. Again education should be handled at a state and city level let them decide what is best for their kids not some buerocrat in Washington who is changed out with every administration and may not believe in the same things as your state and city and force things upon you and your children they have no right to.