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Subject:  Re: smaller government, DrB? Date:  5/19/2013  11:25 AM
Author:  spookysquid Number:  423219 of 508535

However, government departments are influenced by those at the top and their appointees. I would guess there was a difference, for example, with the way the EPA functioned under Bush versus Obama, how they interpreted laws, what was enforced, etc.


A very fair point. We'd have that useless NCLB and abstinance only crap everywhere. Oh wait...:)

But if the school board WAS the DoEd, would we have had NCLB? Federal initiatives like that could be done directly instead of originating as bright ideas from the WH.

Seems like there could be some mechanisms to minimize this, like say a board of educated professionals who establish curriculum independent of the WH.

Since nothing can effectively stop the WH from instituting crappy ideas either way, lets ignore that for a sec and see if a national system has any other benefits, like those I laid out in the other post. Specificaly, transportability, no stupid ID debates, and less burden at the local level to determine something they generally are not qualified to make a decision on.

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