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Should the federal government be involved in education?

  • Education Should Be Consistent

    I believe the federal government should be involved in education because we need an entity over the entire public school system to set curriculum's. I think this is very important because we need to have a consistent curriculum for each grade across the country. Everyone deserves an education and some children receive more or less.

  • Yes there should be some regulation

    The government should be involved in education, because education needs to be standardized. If the federal government is not involved, you may end up with different states teaching different things and beliefs. I feel if it is not standardized we may end up with education like religion everyone will have their own opinion on what the kids should be taught.

  • Yes there should be some regulation

    The government should be involved in education, because education needs to be standardized. If the federal government is not involved, you may end up with different states teaching different things and beliefs. I feel if it is not standardized we may end up with education like religion everyone will have their own opinion on what the kids should be taught.

  • Where the funds go, regulation goes.

    The federal government should be involved in education. It already is -- from preschool programs such as Head Start to funding programs for college, the federal government plays a large role in this country's education system, especially in terms of funding. With funding comes involvement and regulation, which is eminently reasonable.

  • yes,good idea

    Yes, the government should be involved in education. And the standards that are taught in American public schools come down from the respective state governments. Each state is responsible for the public schools, as well as standards that apply to private schools within the state.

    The federal government allots financial aid to public schools, in grants and impact aid. The federal government also mandates certain standards to the states and school districts, No Child Left Behind being the most well known.

    Government management of education, like democracy, is not a great system but it is better than any other.

  • Keep school governance local

    Things work best when local people take control and hold their public school system accountable. These people are best able to make decisions about what students should learn and know rather than the one sized fits all system imposed by politicians in Washington D. C. Federal mandates most often end as being nothing more than meaningless paper work.

  • Forget the government

    Students are not being taught the essential skills. The government does not care about any of the middle class schools. It is said that “If we do not have money, then they do not care”, meaning if the residents do not have money then the government does not care about their well-being (Jahnyah). The schools location has a large effect on how the government treats the school.

  • Too far removed.

    The founding fathers of our nation recognized that those parties closest to its people were the most knowledgeable of the communities needs. The farther a governing body is from its constituents the less cognizant they are of their needs and the more easily they can be persuaded. With the money's the federal government holds the more subjective bureaucrats are to the lobbying efforts of testing companies and private educational entities. Unfortunately most of these policy makers have sold their souls to the self interest groups. Leave the decisions to those most connected with their people.

  • The federal government should back off!

    Not every state has the same population or supplies to learn the same ways unless the government was going to supply us with those supplies. Some states dont have good educational schools so the test scores would be very different for some states compared to others. The federal should just come up with ideas if they want to help us get better education to the control us.

  • Education is no part of the duties of Government.

    1st, on constitutional grounds: Nowhere in the Constitution is the Federal government authorized to educate.
    2nd, on moral grounds: Government's purpose is to protect liberty by using force to punish violations of rights. Having government run education forces people to pay for an education, whether they like it or not. Education does not inherently require the use of force. Private education and home schooling work fine.

    Yes, different schools might then teach different ideas, but to say that we need a Federal Government to control education in the United States is essentially an argument for one world government. Just because government approves it doesn't mean it is true.


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