According to the The League of Women Voters: , “In 1965 the Elementary and Secondary Education Act . . . launched a comprehensive set of programs including Title I program of federal aid to the disadvantaged. The Act funds primary and secondary education, while explicitly forbidding the establishment of a national curriculum.
As mandated in the Act, the funds are authorized for professional development, instructional materials and resources to support educational programs and parental involvement promotion.
The Act was originally authorized through 1970; however, the government has authorized the Act every five to ten years since its enactment. The current reauthorization of ESEA is called the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 . . .
NCLB also allows military recruiters to access 11th and 12th grade students’ names, addresses and telephone listings when requested. . .
. . . The importance of education for the common good has shifted from primarily local control to state and national control, with national attention from the Federal government and national organizations.”
The Federal Register
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Household Education Survey 2016 Full-Scale Data Collection
Abstract: The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES). NHES is NCES’s principal mechanism for addressing education topics appropriate for households rather than establishments. . .
Data from the NHES are used to provide national cross-sectional estimates on populations of special interest to education researchers and policymakers. . .
. . .The adult survey was developed in conjunction with the Interagency Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment and was pilot tested in the 2014 NHES Feasibility Study.
The importance of education for the common good has shifted from the common good to the corporate good.
State and national control of education has allowed NCLB to illegally institute the Common Core Curriculum, standardizing the education our children receive.
We must retain local control our system of education. LEA’s must be able to deliver to their distinct population the resources necessary to discover, develop, and direct the gifts and talents of the children they are obliged to educate.
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