Discussion in 'Education' started by BDBoop, Sep 5, 2011.
Bachmann: Why do we need a Department of Education, anyway? « Hot Air
Or so it seems.
We could do with probably about 10-20% of what is now the Dept. of Education.
Anything and everything uniform policy for all states goes immediately.
Education is not a function of the Federal government.
yes... because it's so much easier to teach religion as science when you do away with standards.
Can''t think of any where in the constitution that gives the Federal Government any control over education. I believe that should be up to the individual State....
I am not a Bachmann supporter but she is 80% right on this one.
Percentage wise, the federal government has minimal control over education. Most is still at the local level.
Whatever the bureaucracy used to manage it, education is the key to living any way but wild.
In a society, learn to do something or be dependent on one tit or another for life. We, The People, owe it to ourselves to help us each to learn how to do somethin'.
Besides... it'll help keep the streets tidy for the tourists!
Do you have an answer to the question, or are you just acting outraged because you think it is an extreme position without knowing why?
Like No Child Left Behind, which Arne Duncan plans to exempt states from compliance with?
AVG-SIS disagrees and she is on a school board. She calls them 'unfunded mandates'.
Some of which make general sense, but many are forced on schools and districts where it just doesn't make sense.
There's something about the baby and the bath-water in this... We, The People of The Whole Fucking Place should maintain a vested interest in making sure the children of the Great State of Mississippi are afforded all the same opportunities for home-town growth and development or world travel following their dreams as all the little dudes and dudetts hanging 10 in California. But nobody knows better where the opportunities of any given region will be over the next 20 years than The People of The Great State of ......, so local control is essential, eh?
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