Seems So Innocent
With everything else going on with Obama and his unconstitutional tactics this one is flying under the radar but deserves a look. He's now moved into unilaterally writing the "No Child Left Behind" 9NCLB) laws on the books. What needs to be done is for the federal government to get its nose out of educating our children and let the 10TH Amendment reign in this area. Not too many people paid attention this past September when the Department of Education announced they were considering granting waivers to states so that they wouldn't have to meet the standards of the NCLB laws. First of all, the NCLB has proven to be a dismal failure. However, it should not be in the purview of any President to circumvent the law by granting waivers for anything. They are doing it with Obamacare, even though it was supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread, and now this.
Here's what Obama said, "After waiting far too long for Congress to reform No Child Left Behind, my administration is giving states the opportunity to set higher, more honest standards in exchange for more flexibility. We're giving 10 states the green light to continue making reforms that are best for them." Since he had control of Congress the first two years why wasn't this done then instead of granting waivers now?
So lets further tether the schools to the whims of the power of the federal government? Or is he trying to further tether the teacher's unions to his campaign war chest? This is an election year you know.