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Star Parker: Ben Carson on America's Education Challenge

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 12:42 PM
There is nothing in the constitution which ALLOWS the federal government to spend money on K-12 education. The only thing that authorizes anything would be for the military academies and ROTC. The entire Department of Education is unconstitutional and should be abolished. Education is a local item and not in the federal government's purview.

In the midst of the third presidential debate in Florida, which was supposedly about foreign policy, President Barack Obama interjected a few words about American education.

The rationale was not unreasonable. A better-educated America will be a better-performing and more internationally competitive America.

"Let's talk about what we need to compete. ... Let's take an example that we know is going to make a difference in the 21st century and that's our education policy," he said.

Unfortunately, as is so often the case with politicians, what we hear...