Obama wants to expand the federal government's role in education, which traditionally is a state and local responsibility. His approach has been to use the federal purse as leverage to encourage states to adopt his ideas.read the full article at MSNBC.com
Andrew J. Coulson, Director of the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom citesRead the full article at KristeeKelley.com
that the D. C. schools out spend the private sector schools by $10,000
per student. Yet, the school system is rife with violence, dilapidated
school buildings and dismal test scores. Figures from the U.S. Census
bureau reveal that the national average to educate a student in the
public school system is $6000.00 more than an average private school.
Taxpayers and their children deserve more for their money. Can we afford
to continue throwing money at programs with declining outcomes? For the
2008 SATs, public school seniors were as a matter of course outscored
by their privately schooled peers.