Should the Federal Government have more control over education?

Posted by: Jifpop09

  • Yes, education is simply to variable between states. The USFG should install some basic guidelines that all states must follow

  • No, states should have the right to fully control the education system.

20% 2 votes
80% 8 votes
  • I just think the education system is terrible. In the south, the education system in some states allows talk of religion. Texas, which has the worst public education in America, is way behind common core. And every state has different standard testings. We need a bit more guidelines, don't you think?

  • The whole reason the education system is so awful is because of how centralized it is.

  • Teachers have very little freedom in how they are allowed to teach nor what they teach. Teachers are required to follow strict guidelines on their methods and instruction. Some things in school genuinely are pointless to learn. If the teacher is bored with a topic just as much as the students are, they should teach something more engaging or find a way to engage the students. Schools that are proven to be excelling should have less regulations and restrictions while schools that are proven to be failing should be aided further.

  • Let's not go states, let's go privatized education.

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Jifpop09 says2014-05-01T22:00:30.9064637-05:00
The education system is not centralized at all. You can get the worlds best education in new york, but Georgia and Texas have the worst. This is not a coincidence, but a lack of a standard common core..
miles-pro-libertate says2014-05-01T22:00:57.3642333-05:00
@Jifpop Oh no, the schools allow FREE SPEECH in the South? How terrible! Why should you be able to talk about things in a PLACE OF LEARNING of all places? Especially things that the government doesn't want you to talk about! Boy aren't you full of good ideas.
miles-pro-libertate says2014-05-01T22:02:08.4806479-05:00
The education system has a terrible one-size-fits-all, lowest common denominator standardization that is an awful way to deal with education.
Jifpop09 says2014-05-01T22:02:25.2818479-05:00
WTF are you talking about? School is school. How does free speech even relate. IF your going to get all bat $hit police state on me, then I'll take my leave. Sheesh, libertarians are loony
Jifpop09 says2014-05-01T22:03:31.9718479-05:00
Explain why we can't take the standard from the state with the best education, and apply it universally? States could still add to it, but we lack a common core at all.
miles-pro-libertate says2014-05-01T22:04:31.9616000-05:00
You were mad that you're allowed to talk about religion in schools. Why does that bother you? It only makes sense that in a place where people are supposed to learn they should be able to talk freely.
miles-pro-libertate says2014-05-01T22:06:45.2168000-05:00
That's not how education works. You can't centralize it because every child is different and trying to make the same thing work for all of them does not have positive effects. If you give all children the same curriculum some will not make it to that mark, and some will be unchallenged by it. Education must become more decentralized and personalized in order to be effective.

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