Clouds parting. Angels singing. Finally a Common Core resolution at federal level. Okay, don’t queue the choir yet, as we don’t know what the U.S. Senate will do with this proposal. And Harry Reid is the dragon that guards the U.S. Senate Dungeon:
“The resolution will call on the federal Department of Education to stop strong-arming states into adopting the standards by making federal grants contingent upon them. It also establishes that local education authorities, not the federal government, should set curriculum requirements.” Read the rest of the story.
Common Core was cleverly snuck into the states by federal-dollar-carrot coupled with a slick marketing campaign by the U.S Department of Education, The National Governors Association and special interest groups.
And instead of coming in via the legislature, where such policies would have been carefully vetted and come with a budget analysis; the Common atrocity was strategically voted in by state school boards. Alas, circumventing the whole We The People part of the lawmaking process.
But boy, did the politicians underestimate We The People!
And now, ladies and gents, it looks like we might finally have a chance to have this piece of Common garbage heard in U.S Senate.
I for one will be popping popcorn, ready to watch this debate, and sharpening my pencil to take down names in case we get that roll call vote. Thank you Senator Graham and colleagues for penning this resolution. And c’mon Senate Majority Leader Reid, our eyes on you!