Saturday, December 02, 2006

Education

From a letter submitted to the Hillsboro Free Press

In this election season, I would like to think we have figured out how to fund schools for the year. But No Child Left Behind, which has been proven a nuisance and an impossible goal to reach, is still threatening to take away school funding.

It is stupid that Kansas has let the national government play keep away with money that is to be used for education.

Kansas has done its share of work figuring out how to spend state money on schools and found a neutral number. Now it is time that we stepped up and reminded the national government about the 10th Amendment, which reserves power for the states to control education.

Don't get me wrong. It is great that the national government is giving the schools some funding, but it is wrong to attach strings such as NCLB.

It is about time for states to stand up for states rights and take control of education.

Alex Drake

Goessel

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