Skip to comments.Chart of the Day — Federal Ed Spending
Posted on 10/04/2009 4:12:44 PM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
The debate over No Child Left Behind re-authorization is upon us.
Except it isnt.
In his recent speech kicking off the discussion, education secretary Arne Duncan asked not whether the central federal education law should be reauthorized, he merely asked how.
Lets step back a bit, and examine why we should end federal intervention in (and spending on) our nations schools
in one thousand words or less:
Every liberal I know has been whining about how awful the No Child Left Behind program is—presumably because it was supported by President Bush. Never mind that Kennedy supported it too, they all said they hated it.
So, it will be interesting to see what excuse they find to renew and enlarge it.
The best thing would be to abolish the Department of Education. The Feds how no business messing with our schools, which is mostly their excuse to build up the federal bureaucracy.
It looks to me as though money isn’t the problem.
It is not in the constitution therefore it is unconstitutional!
We could do what everyone else does, weed out the slackers.
Does anyone have an idea what theoretical improvement should be?
I saw a woman on TV who was a neighbor or friend of the family whose son was beaten to death in Chicago and her comment regarding all the violence in their community was that they need more money.
Err....I think the kids need fathers....good ones who set goals and rules and see that they’re adhered to.
I agree. That’s why everything keeps getting worse. People think that more money is always the answer.
1) Fathers must raise their children.
2) Parents must pay directly for their children’s education.
Absent those two changes, money is just being thrown down a rat hole.
We have a single payer education system, and it’s worse than the health care system; fear not the liberals will give you a single payer health care system too.
Education is another facet of life over which the Feds have NO CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY. Stop the insanity. Return the government to its Constitutional boundaries...while we still have a nation to save.
I suspect the stunning flat line in test score improvement is not a negative because they’ve monkeyed around with the tests.
Therefore, it understates the orders-of-magnitude increased level of stupidity in the government's children.
Another result (actually an "intended" consequence) is that, for the past decade and a half, we have had absolute morons teaching in the government schools generating more absolute morons.
This has been the well-documented, marvelously executed, and eminently successful strategy developed in the late 1800's as the principal means by which the U.S. can be turned into a Marxist society.
That's right! I think our fellow conservatives have lost touch with this idea. EVEN IF THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT AND FEDERAL EDUCATION MONEY WAS WORKING, IT STILL WOULDN'T MAKE IT CONSTITUTIONAL! And, in our nation - thank God - if it's not constitutional, it is wrong.