“WASHINGTON HAS PROVEN TIME AND AGAIN THAT IT DOESN’T KNOW BEST” – PASSAGE OF HR-5 EDUCATION BILL

Thanks to all at Red Nation Rising for fighting for Local Control of Education!!

Linda Murphy

“Washington has proven time and again that it doesn’t know best.” –quote from House Majority Leader McCarthy on passage of HR-5 -ESEA/NCLB reauthorization (Elementary and Secondary Education Act including No Child Left Behind).

I heard this from several congressmen during HR-5 passage.  I believe many of them mean it but most of them do not see how what is called “accountability” is the federal government’s hand of control that is in testing and centralized control of data which is driving the system of “accountability”.  Most of the Congressmen who fought to get more Local Control …at the same time held on tight to KEEPING “accountability” in federal control.  That is the contradiction.

HR-5 has dealt a blow to the huge EXPANSIONS sought by the Obama administration.  The Federal Government through the Obama administration has been severely reprimanded and cut off from some of the areas of control they established.  That is good…

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