President Obama is trying to create federal mandates for state education, contrary to legislation passed by Congress, because that’s how the man who wrote and passed the Dream Act in the West Wing rolls.
Because how can you make sure leftism in education is enforced when you leave it to the states? They might try to offer an education based on Western values and stuff.
From the Washington Examiner:
One of the bill’s goals was to reduce federal meddling in education, which remains a state and local issue. But Obama is ignoring the law that the president signed, and is attempting instead to write implementation rules that claim powers specifically forbidden in the statutory language.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee . . . is outraged because the law he passed states specifically that the feds may not use it to “mandate equalized spending per pupil for a state, local educational agency or school.”
But that’s exactly what the Education Department is trying to mandate now . . .
For the record, the non-partisan Congressional Research Service has weighed in on Alexander’s side of the argument: “It seems that a legal argument could be raised that [the Education Department] exceeded its statutory authority,” CRS opined earlier this month.
The growing, unconstitutional power of the chief executive under Obama continues apace, a frightening trend likely to be augmented by Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, constitutionalists neither.