I was more than a little outraged that the Federal Government was so willingly to display its corruption and law breaking for all the world to see. The funny thing is that no one blinks and eye at this activity as it has grown to be expected that the government will strong arm the states using our tax dollars to do it.
Here is the latest version of the scam. The feds think the states education standards are too low and something should be done about it.
The Obama administration said the report bolsters its effort to persuade all states to adopt the same set of tougher standards for what students should know.
"States are setting the bar too low," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said. "We're lying to our children when we tell them they're proficient, but they're not achieving at a level that will prepare them for success once they graduate."
The federal government can't impose a set of standards, because education is largely up to states.
But Duncan noted he is offering millions of dollars in grants to encourage states to accept a set of standards being developed by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. The grants come from the federal stimulus law, which set aside $5 billion to push Obama's vision of educational reform.
By LIBBY QUAID, AP Education Writer Libby Quaid, Ap Education Writer – Thu Oct 29, 3:16 pm ET
The fact that the federal government isn't legally allowed to impose a set of standards is irrelevant because they will force the states to do so using federal stimulus LAW (our tax dollars) to do just that, impose federal standards on the states in a states rights issue. This is illegal and immoral. If a state wants dumb kids so be it, why do I have to pay for some kid in a state where they have low standards. I would think this would be up to the the parents and the local school board not the federal government. The fact that the feds are so willing to openly bribe the states with our money is reprehensible. We as a nation need to put Washington back in its Constitutional box. If we did this we would shrink government and lower all our taxes because the feds wouldn't be acting as middle man and taking a cut to money they are not legally entitled too.
If you also think this is out of the box and We the People need to do something about it, lets hear it and better yet let you representatives get a full measure of your wrath.