Shane Vander Hart: You can’t have real local control in education without a severe reduction in the budget and size of the U.S. Department of Education.
President Donald Trump released his full budget which eliminates 20 programs within the U.S. Department of Education related to PreK-12 education.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced the Enhanced Assessments Grants program to help states study improving their current assessment systems.
The Associated Press reports that six states: Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont have won a combined $280 million in government grants in order to improve birth-to-five early learning programs. These states must show “a willingness to carry out comprehensive improvements to programs focused on children from birth to age 5.” Later today […]
Not according to this chart from the Cato Institute. So why is this argument always made year after year when there is absolutely no data that demonstrates this?
John Hill, a senior policy analyst at the Alabama Policy Institute, wrote an excellent op/ed for the Tuscaloosa (AL) News. An excerpt: The federal government stands to gain tremendous sway in Alabama’s education through the implementation of a common national education standard, and many Alabamians may be shocked to find out what a sweetheart deal […]
President Barack Obama had a lot to say in last night’s State of the Union address, I mean a lot… apparently this was the 10th longest in words and 9th longest in time. It was broadcast from 8:00pm – 9:30pm (CST). I frankly don’t have time to dissect everything that he said, but with his […]
Tom Pauken, author of Bringing America Home and chair of the Texas Workforce Commission, discussed the decentralization of discretionary spending during a speech at the Eastside Conservative Club in Altoona, IA. He mainly discusses education spending. Texans seem to understand the federalist position in regards to education intuitively.