No Child Left Behind
(You can’t solve a problem by throwing money at it, unless the problem is lack of funds)
Ronald Reagan promised 2 big things. First, Local school boards built this nation so we must get big government out of local school issues. Second, National Defense is the primary responsibility of Federal government so America’s military must be increased.
Reagan then stripped the federal education budget leavening states to scramble for funds to support education. This problem persists to this date.
Reagan then diverted the education funds to a $1 trillion peace time military buildup that we are still paying for.
Every effort by Bill Clinton to help education was obstructed by congress.
The next president from Reagan’s party completely reversed Reagan’s position by dictating from Washington what local school boards must do.
Local School Boards still do not have the funds to improve education. Now they don’t have the freedom to address their communities issues.
What about the funds we waste on unnecessary road construction? I see too many construction workers putting trees and flowers in the middle of our roads! What the hell are we doing spending money like that for landscape on the roads when our children’s education is suffering due to lack of funds! Especially, in a povery stricken state such as New Mexico. It’s backwards! Save the landscaping for community service and put the money back into our school! Last year when my son needed to register for the new semester, I was told that his $50 computer graphic fee needed to be paid or he would not be able to register for his sophomore year. We have to pay for electives that they are forced to take or they can’t go to school? OUTRAGEOUS!