Senator Lamar Alexander has gotten a bill passed that keeps Washington D.C. out of local education. It’s sad that it took a couple terrible laws and twenty years to get it passed. Ah, government.
“We wrote into the law language specifically prohibiting the secretary of education from telling any state it has to adopt any specific academic standards, including Common Core,” Alexander said in a telephone conversation. “The department of education can’t incentivize, order, coerce, anything.