Skip to comments.DEPT. OF EDUCATION ERECTS OBSTACLES TO KEEP STATES IN COMMON CORE
Posted on 05/12/2014 11:28:27 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
When someone hears bureaucratic terms like compliance, mandates and penalties, they might think of the EPA, the IRS, or these days, the Department of Health and Human Services. But another federal government department is fast adopting the language of strict and onerous regulation. Annoyed that Indiana wants to extricate themselves from the Common Core education standards, the U.S. Department of Education is erecting procedural obstacles to make this as difficult possible.
At stake for Hoosiers is $200 million in federal education funds. The Obama Administration is using No Child Left Behind waivers to warn Indiana officials of the penalties they face for non-compliance with Common Core. In a political scheme that could only be hatched in Washington, one federal program enacted under George W. Bush and widely derided for undermining local school authority, is pitted against another federal program even more derided for the same reasons.
Horror stories about Common Core are increasing by the day. Police are ejecting or arresting parents from public venues for voicing opposition to Common Core. Social media depicts test questions that make young pupils burst into tears, because they are impossible to answer and make them feel like failures. Meanwhile, elected officials like me are concerned about yet another federal government mandate that dangles $4 billion in federal Race to the Top education grants for local schools under the condition of adherence to Common Core.
Indiana is the first state to officially back out of Common Core. Governor Mike Pence signed into law legislation this spring requiring the state to adopt its own standards and opt-out of Common Core. I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level, Pence said. That sounds simple and agreeable enough.
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The Dept. of Education should be abolished and the funds returned to the states. Ordinarily I would say returned to the taxpayers but I have given up hope for that.
As always once the states sell their birthright for a mess of government pottage they are on the hook for good. IOW once you do it for money you will always be labeled a prostitute.
Heck, would parents in that state vote up that amount of money to give their children a real education vs a Bill Gates pile O’crap just as smelly as his software?
Of course they would and should.
Don’t forget Common Core was perped by this loser in an ill-directed effort to make up for the cra...er...Obamastuff he’s thrown over the septic tank edge during his career. And the result was just as poorly thought out as was his software.
Washington state lost its waiver for bowing to the teachers’ union and blocking teacher evaluations.
And when the government says it will not give Indiana 4 million in race to the top grants, Indiana should respond with, that is 4 million we are not paying in and using for our education system.
As well, it will only be a matter of short time before we won’t be able to homeschool and will be arrested or have our children taken for lack of compliance (like that German family who tried to escape to America for that reason).
You can thank Abraham Ribicoff,Senator from Connecticut,for the Dept of Education,by the way it was instituted in 1977,so those of you who graduated before that you must be dolts,how did you do that anyway without all the bureaucrats in Washington running it?
Wapo is not a newspaper, it is birdcage liner. This foul propaganda stinks up the whole place.
In fact, the Supreme Court has clarified that powers not expressly delegated to the federal government via the Constitution are prohibited.
From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited [emphasis added]. United States v. Butler, 1936.
Time for all 50 States to regulate all taxes collected go to the State and the State alone! Freeze the Feds out and inact legislation to disband these Gov Agencies that have no real value to the American Citizen!
Further proof that we are no longer a nation of free citizens, but rather a nation of subjects, kowtowing to the elitists who have hoodwinked enough of the active electorate to keep themselves in power, at the expense of our right to be free of an oppressive yoke of fedgov.
The tree of liberty is drought-stricken.
The day that happens is the day I begin to employ violence in defense of my constitutional rights.
Isn’t this kinda like bullying? I thought that was a hate crime...
Damn racist government. They hate Hoosiers.
Here in Colorado the Common Core Communists are running ads on TV claiming Common Core is “voluntary” and that the federal Dept of Ed “does not require it”, and that it is accepted by Colorado because it is good.
Most states that have decided to “pull the plug” on common core have simply kept the same curriculum but renamed it. Indiana a prime example.
Bearing in mind that some states receive constitutionally justifiable federal funding to support the federal entities indicated in the Constitution's Clause 17 of Section 8 of Article I, or land purchaced through the 5th Amendment's eminent domain provision, I sometimes wonder the following. Do some state governments deliberately try to mooch off of other states though constitutionally indefensible federal taxing and spending? Or are state lawmakers in all states clueless that Justice John Marshall had officially clarified that Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially any issue which Congress cannot justify under its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers.
Justice John Marshall had officially clarifed the following about Congress's limited power to lay taxes.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
And since parents are not making sure that their children are being taught the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, it's probably the latter since state lawmakers are probably as constitutionally clueless as the voters who elected them are. So welfare states are unthinkingly robbing other states via constitutionally indefensible federal taxes. In fact, the following reference shows maps of states which are possibly mooching off of other states.
Again, unless a state receives federal funding that is justifiable under Clause 17 of Section 8 of Article I or the 5th Amendment, that state is robbing revenues from other states via the corrupt federal government.
"Freeze the Feds out and inact legislation to disband these Gov Agencies that have no real value to the American Citizen!"
Note that the Founding States had made the first numbered clauses in the Constitution, Sections 1-3 of Article I, evidently a good place to hide them from state and federal lawmakers, to clarify that all federal legislative / regulatory powers are vested in the elected members of Congress.
In other words, Congress has a constitutional monopoly on federal legislative powers whether it wants it or not. But by delegating regulatory powers to non-elected federal bureaucrats, Congress is wrongly protecting the abuse of federal legislative powers from the wrath of the voters in blatant defiance of the referenced clauses imo.
Are we having fun yet?
Staes should not have to depend on paybacks from the feds for education. The feds have no business being involved in the education business in the first place. I’ve always thought that perhaps taxes should go to local level first,the state,& lastly to the feds. Seems like this might be a better way to go. It should eliminate a bunch of wasteful federal spending.
We’re Hoosiers. We switched to homeschooling this year. Best decision for our kids that we have ever made. Yeah, I gave up a lot of my career, but the kids are worth it. It goes way beyond Common Core.
Indiana didn’t really get rid of Common Core, anyway. Indiana kept most of the Common Core standards, and with the way textbooks are produced they’ll have to use textbooks that are Common Core aligned (who’s going to produce textbooks just for Indiana?).