posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 11:21 PM
Today my father and I were having an argument, and it was around censorship and he brought up the federal control of the education system. It got me
thinking that NCLB is against the 10th Amendment since basically it dangles funding infront of the state's faces if they conform to the education
standards. This is what the Federal government wanted so by using more funding is to pass what they want is that against the 10th amendment? I say
That basically says the powers not granted to the feds but not prohibited to the states are granted to the state and people. Education was not granted
to the feds but not prohibited to the states so it would be granted to the state.
Now the NCLB is not a terrible program, a flawed program but not a terrible program. It strives for students to actually know that has been taught to
them. This has effects for it though, it makes teacher specifically teach a lesson plan set out by the test, not by their own volition. Funding is
used as a stranglehold on the states to comply to this optional bill.
States need not comply with NCLB, as long as they are willing to forgo the federal funding that comes with it. This is a stranglehold tactic that
is enforcing the will of the feds.
I do not want the bill repealed I just want it reformed, that includes the funding that helps technological education and teacher education. I don't
hate the government, I dont think it is evil just a tad bit overstepping its boundaries. I want to make that clear, I am not attacking the government
just want a program's legality looked at. As a student this program affects me I would like to know it will help me in the future
[edit on 3/23/2009 by denynothing]