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Obama lets states opt out of No Child Left Behind

It shows us the way to get rid of pesky Federal programs by simply not enforcing them.  Read what our liberal President said about NCLB:

“Today, our kids trail too many other countries in math, in science, in reading. And that’s true, by the way, not just in inner-city schools, not just among poor kids; even among what are considered our better-off suburban schools we’re lagging behind where we need to be,” the president said.  *  *  *  Mr. Obama emphasized that the waiver would not lower standards, but would in fact raise them because to get the waiver the standards would have to be raised. And he said the current law perversely encourages schools to lower their standards so they do not miss their mandated goals.

Was President Obama listening to Cong. Paul in last week’s debate?  He called for abolishing NCLB!  The President says that NCLB is ironically causing an whole generation of kids to fall behind!  (It is what generally happens when conservatives try to be liberals.  The CBS article cites President Bush and former MA Senator Ted Kennedy.  Why no one in the WH said – why are we helping Ted Kennedy? – is beyond me!)  President Obama said this as well:

“Our kids only get one shot at a decent education. They cannot afford to wait any longer. So, given that Congress cannot act, I am acting,” Mr. Obama said.

President Paul could hardly have said it better!  Of course, I am sure the President Paul waiver would not have any sort of strings attached at all.

So, perhaps the President is looking to the day when he’ll be defeated by Cong. Paul in November and thinking about future employment:  He could apply to be President Paul’s Secretary of Education!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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