For primary and secondary education, the bedrock concept that has always guided us has been “local control.” Communities fund and manage public schools for the benefit of families and children in their neighborhoods.
More than most, I’m acutely aware of education being the ladder that can lead one out of poverty and into realizing the American Dream.
In recent years, there has been a troubling trend of the U.S. Department of Education increasingly trying to dictate how children are educated in our primary and secondary schools. This must stop and Common Core must be overturned.
Our education system must be run by involved parents and engaged teachers and principals. Any attempt by faceless federal bureaucrats to take over our local schools must be defeated.