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Monday, February 27, 2012

The National Governor's Association Wants to Bypass Congress...Again

 From the Hill:

President Obama met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday and discussed plans to work around Congress toward policy goals.

This has been done before when the National Governor's Association crafted Common Core state standards and circumvented Congressional process.  Just ask Arne Duncan how to get an agenda through without Congressional approval.

Why the outcry now?  Why wasn't there concern when education started on the path toward nationalized standards and curriculum?


  1. One paragraph and 19 words? Any more info than that?
    Is it just me?

  2. Hi Anonymous. Did you link on the sentence in red? That will take you to the article from the Hill. Maybe that link should be in blue....regardless, the link will explain the NGA's plan.

    The article has been updated with the link to the NGA's participation in Common Core. It's in red, too.

  3. Yep. Bill Federer talks about how willing people are to surrender their liberties to powerful central planners--and how miserable they are for generations thereafter. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982710143/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hennesssview-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0982710143


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