Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Education Regulations a Burden and Impediment to Excellence, not to mention Unconstitutional.

Remember how European and Asian countries were beating us in education, out scoring American students and kicking our ass globally, forcing the U.S. to reevaluate our failing system. Many of their systems include a national curricula and testing.

Somehow, in the name of education reform, conservatives and an ever growing liberal contingent are devising a way to improve student scores by doing away with testing, national standards, a curriculum and taxpayer funding. Corporate tax credits and promotional advertising by private schools will push children into a better system, the advocates of smaller government say. After all, the constitution never said anything about guaranteeing a good education. For instance, this low information "tea party," libertarian blogger wrote:

Neveda you can save public education: kilroysdelaware- “Sharron Angle believes that the Federal Department of Education should be eliminated. The Department of Education is unconstitutional and should not be involved in education, at any level. Agencies, such as the Department of Education, have given Americans a one-size-fits-all policy and programs that fit no one, i.e. No Child Left Behind. NCLB has burdened classrooms and hamstrung teachers with testing and regulation. The best education is the education that is controlled closest to the local level as possible.

Sharron Angle believes that parents should have alternative choices and advocates for home school, vouchers and charter schools.”

Enjoy the lower state tax revenues and tuition savings accounts folks. The successes are numerous; here, here, here, here, here, and this example of parent frustration here.

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