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20 USC 3403: Relationship with States

(a) Rights of local governments and educational institutions
It is the intention of the Congress in the establishment of the Department to protect the rights of State and local governments and public and private educational institutions in the areas of educational policies and administration of programs and to strengthen and improve the control of such governments and institutions over their own educational programs and policies.

The establishment of the Department of Education shall not increase the authority of the Federal Government over education or diminish the responsibility for education which is reserved to the States and the local school systems and other instrumentalities of the States.

(b) Curriculum, administration, and personnel; library resources
No provision of a program administered by the Secretary or by any other officer of the Department shall be construed to authorize the Secretary or any such officer to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system.

The Department of Education Lesson Plan, including other questions, appears to place the President in a higher level of regard and respect than parents and guardians of kids.

A speech to Public School kids from the White House gives an aura of statism.

Statements of the current President, as reported in the press, belittle and make fun of parents, grandparents, and guardians of Public School kids, who are among those who disagree with the President. These types of statements also display an attitude of disrespect for freedom of speech which implies a disrespect for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Changes made to the speech do not change the illegality of the use of the U.S. Department of Education by the current President while appearing to show an intent to use this particular speech as a precedent for giving future speeches at any future time by the current President.


Written by freedomactionnow

September 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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