Can a handful of elite bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. understand what children’s educational needs are?
After all, the bureaucrats don’t know them like their parents, grandparents and teachers do. They know nothing about their talents or their unique learning abilities.
The U.S. Department of Education (also known as “Fed Ed”) is the smallest Cabinet-level department, with about 5,000 employees, representing 1.56 percent of the total U.S. population.
This tiny 1.56 percent pretend to know better than you and your locally elected school boards what is best for your family.
The beauty of the human race is that every human being is exceptional, with their own special set of DNA.
It’s what makes the world go round.
With the vast failures of the Common Core fiasco, it is clear that bureaucrats at Fed Ed don’t seem to know the first thing about what makes local students special.
Indiana saw the light and became the first state to drop Common Core like a hot potato.
Yet these bureaucrats have somehow convinced you that you are powerless without them.
How have they done that?
By dangling a bag of money in front of your local school board, threatening to pull it away if they step out of line.
Funding from the Federal Department of Education is filled with strings attached.
Americans recently saw just how this nasty game is played when Obama made it clear that if schools didn’t agree with his edict to allow transgender students to use the restrooms aligning with their so-called “gender identity,” in their school, he would pull a string and take their funding away.
He gave school boards the option of either allowing males in girls’ restrooms and changing rooms or spending money to build separate facilities.
It shocked many to actually see the play in action. They thought this kind of thing was the stuff of political drama shows on TV.
Obama’s hope was that the “little people” would crawl back into their holes and let the elites get on with their tyrannical tirade, but what happened was something Obama and the bureaucrats at Fed Ed surely didn’t expect.
States started saying “NO.”
Twenty-three states sued the Obama administration over the transgender mandate.
Mississippi’s governor directed his state’s education department to disregard the order. Texas’ lieutenant governor announced that the state is prepared to forfeit its dirty $10 billion in federal public school funding.
Elected leaders of Utah County’s largest school system discussed an alternate budget should their district refuse roughly $40 million in federal money, representing 6.3 percent of its total revenue for the 2016-17 school year.
A Virginia school board unanimously approved an ordinance resisting the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom edict and requiring students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their biological sex.
The plan didn’t turn out quite like the feds were hoping.
It seems people are waking up to the fact that a handful of elite bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. will never have the best interests of American students at heart.
Perhaps it’s finally time for local school boards to do the responsible thing by refusing to accept federal funding with strings attached and simply “Flush Fed Ed.”