The Dead Hand of Federal Education Reform
Byline: Lindsey Burke, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Federal education assistance is becoming more of a bug than a boon in the nation's classrooms. An ever-expanding web of federal programs, rules and regulations has fueled a significant expansion of state education bureaucracies. To keep federal funds flowing, state education systems and local school districts must satisfy Washington's compliance demands first. The needs of students, parents and taxpayers come a distant second.
What started in 1965 as a front in President Johnson's War on Poverty has metastasized into a $50-billion-a-year Cabinet level operation that reaches into virtually all school districts, …
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Publication information: Article title: The Dead Hand of Federal Education Reform. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 9, 2011. Page number: A04. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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