From an article at The Advocates for Home Schooling – Andrew Mullins Deputy Director
The U.S. Department of Education is once again trying to bypass Congress to continue meddling in local education.
This time the federal department is trying to use its regulatory power to force states to adopt the Common Core and promote standardized testing—despite legislation intended to prevent such coercion.
Last year, Congress passed the Every Student Achieves Act (ESSA) with bipartisan majorities agreeing that the federal government needed to give states more flexibility on education decisions and retreat from the intrusive mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.
ESSA was imperfect, but represented several significant steps in the right direction. Like many major pieces of legislation, ESSA left numerous implementation decisions to the U.S. Department of Education. And unsurprisingly, the Department of Education’s new proposed regulations exploits this opportunity to pressure unwilling states into adopting Common Core.
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