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Thread: Role of government in Education

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    Re: Role of government in Education

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Yes. I don't want the Federal government to give 'grades' or set standards or issue a curriculum, but the Federal government could play a useful role by compiling and dispensing data that would give parents, school administrators, school boards, etc. a way to evaluate their effectiveness compared to others. Otherwise they could think they are doing okay when in fact they are not. It is too late to find that out when most of the kids are flunking college entrance exams or the kids are missing necessary prerequisites for good colleges.

    It would be a lot easier to have a central place to go for that kind of information instead of each school trying to pull it all together.
    Better yet, the states can pay independent private companies to compile that data for them, and leave the federal government out of it.

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    Re: Role of government in Education

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Better yet, the states can pay independent private companies to compile that data for them, and leave the federal government out of it.
    I don't know how 'anti-government' you might be, but I do see Constitutionally mandated roles for the Federal government. We probably do agree that the Federal government should do only that which cannot be done more effectively, efficiently, or economically on the state or local level or by private enterprise.

    I do see compilation of history, data, vital statistics, etc. as a valid role for the Federal government so that there is a secure, permanent, and lasting repository for that information, and so that there is one single central source where it is available when needed. Private businesses can merge with others, go out of business, move off shore, or any number of things that would make them dangerous as the only source for vital statistics. And to hire a private business to do the exhaustive research necessary would be extremely expensive, probably cost prohibitive, or at least much more difficult to coordinate even if the states went in together.

    But however that part is done, we do agree that we do not want the Federal government to have any power whatsoever to indoctrinate the citizens, most especially the children.
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    Re: Role of government in Education

    Quote Originally Posted by NEUROSPORT View Post
    What Americans in their infinity stupidity ... POISON.
    You must be the most enlightened person to ever grace these boards. We are all in due awe of you. Please tell us more.
    Do you have a pamphlet or a tract?
    I may be wrong.

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