An E-mail was sent whose subject was, “Duncan Prioritizes Charter Schools”.
The individual who wrote the message read thoroughly a Federal Register posting and commented very thoughtfully and intelligently on the proposal.
Hopefully the response offered was posted on the Federal Register website. This is the place to spend the energy reading and responding to federal education legislation.
On December 4, 2012 the Education Department posted this notice:
“Proposed Rules Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria:
Proposed Priority-Promise Zones
On October 25, 2013, the Secretary of Education (Secretary) published in the Federal Register (78 FR 63913) a notice of proposed priority regarding the expansion of…”
There is a link that takes you to the entire proposal along with other links to more in-depth research.
There is also a notice attached that tells the public how long they have to read and respond to the proposal and how to properly submit your response.
For the above mentioned proposal, the closing date for remarks is December 13, 2013. This extension was made necessary because of the government closure at which time the public could not respond electronically.
Every comment is noted, read and if trends are discovered, recognized and used to sway the legislative process.
The thing is, very few people know of the Federal Register which means very few people comment on the issues in government that really matter to them which means that John Q. Public has a voice, he just doesn’t know he can use it.
Neither the President nor his appointees act alone. They must speak with the voice of the majority. If that majority voice comes from the minority population, the wealthy, then as a society, we must submit to the consequences of complacency.
Everything that is done with federal tax dollars is legislated and must be approved by the people. The people’s vote determines who speaks for us. When we vote for those who speak with a different voice it is incumbent upon us to accept responsibility for our choice and submit to or change our electorate.
Our children deserve our efforts to change the system.
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