Monday, December 14, 2015

New Federal Education Law Enshrines ‘New Common Core’ - Once again, the party of limited government helps expand it.

There are dozens more ornaments on the ESSA tree that will gladden the hearts of statists this Christmastide but figure to become Halloween nightmares for families and local schools for many years to come.
For instance, the feds will fund, and therefore control, centers for reeducating parents in how to engage in their children’s education. The feds will also initiate Presidential Academies for the Teaching of American History and Civics, which could be a dandy vehicle for advancing the dour perspective on U.S. heritage the Common Core-aligned College Board has sought to instill via rewritten Advanced Placement guidelines.
Of course, if students actually studied the Constitution, they would discover federalization of education is unconstitutional. Unfortunately, even a Congress led by a political party that supposedly believes in limited government has refused to allow states to escape ESSA’s imperious edicts.