A new education program backed by the U.S. Department of Education called "Common Core State Standards Initiative" is being foisted on state governments across the country with taxpayer-funded bribes and outright deception.
This will become a national education system run from the shadows and unaccountable forces. Totalitarian leaders from Hitler to Stalin have always sought to centralize and control education to mold our youth to think a certain way.
All schools, even home schoolers and private schools, will have to abide by the Common Core standards because it will be on a national level.
Why is the federal government involved in education at all? The Department of Education was established by an act of Congress and signed into law by President Carter in 1979. It has been increasing in power ever since.
The states should be in control of their educational standards. The best way to start to rectify this problem is to abolish the Department of Education.