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Old 01-25-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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... would that be good or bad?

I would be ok with it. The states can manage education.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:18 PM
 
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it would certainly save the taxpayers a huge chunk of change that could be put to better use at the state and local level which is where education standards should be set anyway.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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it would certainly save the taxpayers a huge chunk of change that could be put to better use at the state and local level which is where education standards should be set anyway.

The central planners like to collect the money so they can redistribute it as they see fair.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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The central planners like to collect the money so they can redistribute it as they see fair.
Yeah, redistrbute it to their pockets. That's a Fair America for you.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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The states can manage education.
States can decline federal funding if they wish. They take the federal funds and the conditions attached to it because they need the money and can't raise it themselves. For example: the State of Texas, in their state budget, gets 35% of its revenue from federal government transfers. They'd have to implement an income tax or triple their sales tax rate to match that. Texas used much of their federal stimulus funds to fill gaps in their budget and keep schools open. Texas can only keep it's ideological low tax status by filling the budget gap with federal dollars.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:30 PM
 
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It would be wonderful if it were to go away. It siphons money away from the actual schools for bureaucracy and creates mandates that onerous and expensive. Not only that but its constitutional right to exist is iffy.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:31 PM
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Our children would be better educated.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:37 PM
 
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It's already scary enough what some folks want to teach our kids, with their anti-science kookiness being one of the most scariest lessons they want to teach them of all. No, I don't really like it when states get too sovereign feeling......it seems to have a backfiring effect sometimes. There are some standards that need to be the same for all states, and education helps promote the general welfare of the people, just like healthcare and civil rights do.....so i'm going with, no, it should not be eliminated.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:39 PM
 
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Texas already controls the textbooks. Not like publishers will form 50 different versions of a topic. So, yes eliminate, less federal money pits.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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Apparently most posters in this thread is totally clueless about what the Department of Education actually does and it's level of involvement in curriculum and funding.

United States Department of Education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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