If you thought No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top were bad, think again.
The U.S. Senate is poised to pass a bill that’s far worse.
S.1094, the “Strengthening America’s Schools Act of 2013,” is a 1200 page regulatory tsunami on local school systems.
All local control of your child’s education will be washed away if this bill passes.
Why is it so bad?
S.1094 puts approximately 150 new reporting requirements on states relating to:
>>> Teacher evaluations
>>> Learning goals
>>> Curriculum standards
>>> Standardized testing
>>> Annual reporting
S.1094 also continues the war on local schools through FORCED implementation of Common Core Standards.
A longstanding line of defense used by Common Core advocates is that it is voluntary for the states to participate.
With the passage of S.1094, participation and implementation of Common Core Standards will be required of states.
This bill puts every single major decision on American education policy in the hands of Washington DC bureaucrats in the U.S. Department of Education.
What’s worse is that local school systems are required to implement all of these new federal mandates and standards in a very short time frame.
This means that teachers and local school administrators will be spending more time trying to comply with silly federal mandates and less time on actually teaching your child.
The Education Freedom Committee opposes S.1094 because we fundamentally reject the idea that the federal government should have any role in the education of our children.
We would like nothing more than for the Congress to replace No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top with. . .
If this bill passes, parents, teachers, and students will be sent to the sidelines.
The bill has already been rubber stamped in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and could be voted on in the U.S. Senate at any time.
Please call your Senator right now and tell them to vote NO on S.1094.
Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be directly connected with your state’s U.S. Senators.
Here’s a script you can use when you call:
“Hi, I am a constituent of the Senator, I vote regularly, and I wanted to let him/her know that I oppose S.1094. I oppose federal intervention in local school systems and believe that S.1094 will negatively impact our education system. I would urge the Senator to vote NO on S.1094. Thank you.”
S.1094 makes the U.S. Department of Education the governing body of the entire American education system and that’s a disaster for our children.
–Since 1979 with the creation of the U.S. Department of Education by President Jimmy Carter the federal government has been slowly consolidating control over local education.
S.1094 is the latest iteration of that effort.
It’s the equivalent of Obamacare for education: it NATIONALIZES our education system once and for all.
Please make a quick call today in defense of our children.
Executive Vice President
P.S. Every day battles are raging across our country over your child’s future.
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