One's Observations

A collection of some things I observe along the way.


"This week the House is scheduled to approve H.R. 3221, an education lending bill that CBO reports will increase the deficit by $50 billion. The bill includes a little-known provision to give the Secretary of Education $500 million - to be provided to to any entity he deems “appropriate” - to develop and disseminate free and “freely available” online courses. "Federal curriculum is contrary to longstanding government policy - and it’s unnecessary. For decades, Federal law has prohibited the U.S. Department of Education from exercising control over the “curriculum, program of instruction . . . or over the selection or content of library resources, text books, or other educational materials by any educational institution or school system.” (Red State Post)


Anonymous said...

In my own humble opinion, this federal fund control thing all started when we the people didn't stand up in the early stages. For example, with the now-famous "highway fund withholding" game, government decided it would dole out federal funds for the upkeep of the Eisenhower Interstate System. In the beginning, it was done in accordance with state usage and population. Now it's done based on compliance: If states enact federal-mandated laws, they get more of the dole ... enact less and receive less. It worked so well, the feds learned that they could squeeze the states into compliance with a "national" agenda. Had we stopped them with the 10th Amendment *then*, we wouldn't have the forced dumbing-down in public schools now.

a guy with a family living in suburbia said...

It's called nanny state government and it is unconstitutional, so many things are theses days. We were and are taught in school (public school) that the way America is, is America, but nothing is further from the truth. America is not what it was intended to be and WE THE PEOPLE need to take this country back.


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