Practical Federalism Forum (Watch Live)


Watch Practical Federalism: How the Federal Government Is Silencing the People on live online from Southern New Hampshire University 11/22/14 at 10:00 am.

District-Level Race to the Top: School Districts Beholden to the Feds


I blogged at Truth in American Education late last month about the latest *brilliant* idea to come from the Arne and Obama show – District-Level Race to the Top.  Instead of giving money to the states the U.S. Department of Education wants to give it directly to school districts.  So they are just bypassing the […]

The Growing Tide Against National Education Standards

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) met last week in Scottsdale, AZ.  They are an organization whose mission is “to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty, through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector, the federal government, and general public.”  They have […]

Thomas Jefferson Argued for Local and Parental Control of Education


The call for local control of education and for parental control is not a new argument.  President Thomas Jefferson cautioned against a state, not just a federal role in education in a letter written to Joseph Cabell on February 2, 1816. …if it is believed that these elementary schools will be better managed by the […]