Paul Proposes Federal Education Money Follows the Child, Not the Bureaucracy
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has introduced legislation that would direct federal money currently sent to states for use in public education and instead, send it directly to parents.
The SCHOOL Act would make sure federal funding “follows children, whether learning in person or remotely, to the public school, private school, or home school they attend.” The money could only be sued for education. The bill would also prohibit “additional federal or state control over non-public providers of education. And no family would be compelled to accept the money.”
According to Reason Magazine’s Corey DeAngelis, the flexibility Paul’s bill would offer parents is particularly important in light of the concerns surrounding the re-opening of the nation’s public schools:
If a Walmart stays closed, you can take your money elsewhere. If a public school doesn’t reopen, you should similarly be able to take your children’s education dollars elsewhere. In fact, even if your school does reopen, you should still be able to take your children’s education dollars elsewhere, because the money is for educating the child, not protecting a government monopoly.
According to Education Week, “17 of the 20 largest school districts are choosing remote learning only as their back-to-school instructional model, affecting over 4 million students.”
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fund the child, not the corrupt marxist theist teachers union and their kept boys, democrat mayors and democrat governors.
There should not be federal un-education money, period. This is a state issue.
As a retired teacher, I think Senator Paul has a good idea. I hope there is more discussion on this. I am sure the teachers unions will be opposed to this.
It needs to be done this way, however, we homeschool. It is expensive but the education is worth it. Much better than public school, and no distractions.
This would definitely stop the indoctrination of our children. Rand Paul should be considered for President in 2024. Continuing the defunding of the swamp after Trumps turn is up.
The democrats will never allow tax dollars to go to school children, they are anti-family and this mite build up the family. There is one problem, most mothers work outside the home, in order to afford their own cars..If they stay home and teach their children, how can they buy cars? Most mothers stop rearing their children back in 1972, and the start of the feminist movement.
I agree with you! I think it even started before 1972, after WWII the women gave up their war time jobs and stayed home when husband came home from the war, but somehow they were no longer satisfied with being just a mom.
Great idea that has many supporters but for those from the swamp (elitists)
Every one should read “The Children’s Story” by James Clavell. It’s just a very short story. There are so many parallels to what is going on now in America and the story. We should never depend on the government to have any part of raising our children. We must remain vigilant and focused to remain free and ensure that we pass on those things for our children and grandchildren. IF we quit sending the children to the liberal institutions and the money dries up I wonder if the professors would rethink their “enlightened” agendas. The child and his/her money should go to the most patriotic schools
Our educational system has become nothing more than a mind control machine via the left. Years ago I remember having to go to the schools to provide many teachers some “good ol education” about what was and was not acceptable. Even 40 years ago they were rebuking children for their faith, telling them Jesus Christ was a myth or even worse. Taking very young teenage girls to get abortions without notifying parentts. Even then they were inerfering in the parental responsibilities and mores. Some of the things my children came home with horriefied me and as I said I became a frequent visitor to the schools.
But I did not understand the complete horror schools had become until I decided to go back to college. Believe me, discussions about what was being taught vs what was not was a frequent occurence. I was blessed though because I have very strong convictions so when they tried to adjust my grades until I reflected their views, you can believe I threatened to call down the legal powers that be. I began in community college and went on to finish my masters degree fighting their liberal lies and bias all the way. One example of their nonsense was if you asked a question in class or even during the care of a patient. I was frequently told to use my thinking skills rather than an explanation. My reply when they pulled that was to ask them what theiy were getting paid for if not to teach. One instructor tried to have me thrown out of school because when she asked for recommendations for the next term I responded by asking if we were going to have an instructer who taught or one who was going to just have us use our criticl thinking skills. Of course she did not succeed and the following year she herself was given her walking papers.
As an adult the educational system was difficult to navigate way back then because the educational system is nothing more than an indoctrination into the radical left’s manipulation, mind control, threats etc. And that is why we are seeing the behavior we are witnessing today.
All educational funding ought to go to the school of choice, especially faith based ones who do teach the basic reading, writing, and arithmatic. Our public system is nothing but a disasterous hotbed of pathology controlled by threats and intimidation and interferance of parental values.
Another brilliant idea from Paul. The left is going to do all it can to defeat it, of course, since their interests have nothing whatsoever to do with either education or the welfare of young students.
Education is a Tenth Amendment issue. The federal government has no authority to be involved in what is the States and local authorities responsibility. Education in the past, before the feds got involved, was better all around than today.