Common Core: Federal Overreach into the Classroom

Thursday night on “Stossel,” the Heritage Foundation’s Lindsey Burke explained how states that are “cash-strapped” get roped into accepting the federal government’s Common Core standards for education.  The left contends that this decision is voluntary, but for some, the temptation of getting cash is too great.

But do these federal dollars equal greater success rates for students?  The evidence suggests otherwise.  “We have seen fifty years of federal intervention in education utterly fail,” Burke explains.

Why should we “invest” billions of dollars more of taxpayer money in further centralizing education if it has failed our students for so long?  There are better options for our students and educators.


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9 thoughts on “Common Core: Federal Overreach into the Classroom

  1. Stossel does a decent job of presenting both views of the argument, but neither one of the guests provides evidence of their views. The evidence of history show that the more money the Federal government spends on education, the worse the results are. The solution is so obvious that even a public school graduate can easily see it…stop the Federal government from spending money on education. It is the responsibility of the states, and should remain so. Federal intervention is nothing more than a power grab.

  2. Common Core is bad bad bad for our children. Just type in Common Core on the internet and see just how awful this will be. It’s a dumming down of the American kids An education populace is important – fight Common Core. Check out your local Tea Party Group and join the fight.

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  8. The Common Core is a state‐led effort that is not part of No Child Left Behind or any other federal initiative. The federal government played no role in the development of the Common Core. State adoption of the standards is in no way mandatory. States began the work to create clear, consistent standards before the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provided funding for the Race to the Top grant program. It also began before the Elementary and Secondary Education Act blueprint was released, because this work is being driven by the needs of the states, not the federal government. Learn more about the development process here.

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