There is much talk lately about the latest left wing, nationalistic, education idea called “common core”. But this is merely the latest furtherance of a continuing parade of egalitarian efforts to collectivize education and make it the same everywhere. I find it extremely tiresome that we have to repeatedly fight these endless battles against statist educational practices. There is a simple, powerful, and complete solution to all this that should be on the lips of every tea party member, Republican, and conservative across this country: close down the U.S. Department of Education.
We are never going to stop the influx of this educational garbage until this beast is dead. This should be the united voice of all those opposed to the myriad of twisted ideas that arise from left wing central planning. To fight a long series of endless skirmishes, or to attempt to reform the reforms (the typical Republican idea), is a long term losing campaign. We must rise up with a clear and simple message to completely shut it down; not leave it half alive, to come back from the dead and begin feeding again. We are not going to be successful at killing all the babies of the beast if we don’t kill the beast herself.
We are too often getting lost in the weeds, believing that we will succeed if we build an army of grassroots conservatives to fight endless battles and all the hoards of the left. But the left never sleeps, and the Department of Education’s only purpose is to continuously shove this crap at us. Why would they ever stop? It’s their job, they have nothing better to do. And we keep giving them gobs of tax money to do it – to create the standards, (which nobody likes), to setup websites to explain the standards (which nobody reads), and hire lawyers and more “educators” to explain the standards (which nobody understands).
The only way to stop it is to permanently lock the doors on this pillar of leftism, and give all these tax sapping bureaucrats something else to do.