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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Why Is a Debate on Common Core Standards being Quashed and Delayed by Jeb Bush?

From Neal McCluskey at Cato:

A primer on lack of educational transparency and the unconstitutionality of common core standards.

Debate on common core standards has been tabled at this time.

Aren't you becoming weary of your tax money being spent and providing your children for governmental programs....and you have no voice? Is this an example of a totalitarian democracy?


  1. It is a very good example of a totalitarian Democracy and I would add that it is being supported by progressive conservatives. Those are the "conservatives" that say the words smaller government, but they only mean it as long as you don't cut their favorite government programs. They tout choice in education through carter schools, vouchers, open enrollment etc and fail to address the fundamental problem that will shackle all of those choices and rob them of potential effectiveness by not dealing with the monolithic problems of CCS. One is left with no option but to conclude that the federal dollars are more important than doing the principled thing and taking those first steps to insure that our schools remain under state and local control. We could all support with vigor education reform, if they really meant it and were willing to do everything to bring control back home. They say unions are the problem and bad teachers. Why don't you start by passing Right To Work? Take that choke hold off of schools and teachers. No Child Left Behind is a federally mandated program that is a huge failure. What are they going to do? Drop the testing requirements for 21 states, as long as he states meet federal demands further enslaving education to the bureaucrats in DC. They continue to fail to address the core problem in education, government and increasing loss of local and more important parental control. How about we do away with public education all together and privatize it. The ultimate choice for education. Get the progressive liberals and the progressive conservatives hands off our children!

  2. I didn't catch the whole news report but it was concerning my state. Feds are suppose to cut funding for schools which will mean the states will have to come up with cuts in state budget. Next person talked about not being able to lower standards of education. Sounded like a ploy that they are using to cover up something else. Maybe to debate over in up coming elections,

    We will just have to keep eyes and ears open.

  3. I would just like a solution to the issue on a state level. How do the legislatures get rid of Common Core Standards after the State Department of Education already has agreed to them.
    I have talked to the Heartland Institute who told me to talk to someone else, who never answered my email.
    It is discouraging.


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