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Sarah Palin Was a Prophet About Obama's Education Takeover

topperj2 Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 9:11 AM
Yeah, that stupid Palin. What does she know? Apparently, more than most so-called educators. If they don't know that D.C. programs come with strings attached, they should get out of education because they are too stupid and ignorant of the history of such programs. They ALWAYS come with strings. That's why colleges like Hillsdale College do not accept federal funds. It's like getting that first taste of crack cocaine. Feels good, then reality sinks in and you're hooked. Same with the cocaine offered by the feds. Avoid it like the Plague, because that's what it is.
Moonbat Exterminator Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 10:34 AM
Those attatched strings are more akin to hangman's nooses. Any institution which accepts Fed cash is required to adhere to all fed standards for a myriad of unrelated issues from accessability to zoological impact.
Sarah Palin was the first to recognize the problem: By participating in President Obama's signature education initiative, the Common Core Standards, Alaska would lose control over its own curriculum.

On May 31, 2009, then-Gov. Palin announced Alaska would adopt a "watch and wait" attitude:

"If this initiative produces useful results, Alaska will remain free to incorporate them," Gov. Palin said, adding that "high expectations are not always created by new, mandated federal standards written on paper. They are created in the home, the community and the classroom."

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, to his credit, was the next to recognize a...