Are not 50 possible solutions better that one? Is not local control better control? And is it not better to have politicians who go home at night to the same neighborhoods we live in?
Too many of our federal social-welfare programs are gigantic failures with enormous amounts of national debt as our return.
We do not rely on the federal government to respond when we call 911. Our local schools are governed by our local communities. Why on earth do we have federal money going into these schools? That money should never have left the state.
With local control, risk is spread out, responsibility is local and you get to look your local politician in the eye.