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State Board Asks Feds to Restart Failure Clock for “No Child Left Behind”
(May 30, 2008)
Wow, it seems like everything in Idaho government is rigged. Ada County
Court House financing and development was unconstitutionally rigged. The
failed $136 million University Place fiasco was rigged. Ex Gov Kempthorne’s
choice of Water Center clients was “weighted,” ha-ha, not “rigged,” he
said. Voting to create an unnecessary Treasure Valley Community College was
rigged with mail-in ballots. And now, after years of teaching and testing,
and hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on faulty No Child Left Behind
education standards, the IEA, Pub Ed Administrators, and the State Board of
Education want the Feds to scrap the rules and start the Failure Clock all
over. Why? Because a good portion of Idaho’s Pub Ed schools have failed
the NCLB system and are about to be sanctioned – i.e., lose millions of fed
Hey, I know. Dear, FIFA, World Federation of Soccer, let’s change the
rules and re-play all the games in the 2006 Munich World Cup of Soccer, OK?
After all, the U.S. lost all their games and the regulations looked
“faulty,” so let’s do it all over again.
Boise, ID –
Shut up girlfriends, hold onto your pantyhose and pour yourself another hot
cup of Rocket Java. If it was up to the Idaho State Board of Education and
the Idaho Education Association (IEA), last year’s Super Bowl should be
replayed. Sorry Manning. And so should the 2006 World Cup of Soccer. What
about last weekend’s U-14 girls’ soccer tournaments at Simplot Fields?
After all, if you lose, all you gotta do is complain that the rules you
volunteered to play under were
“faulty” or “sub-standard” or whine-whine-it’s-just-not-fair and, hesto
presto, you get to scream, “Overs, I called it first.” What, are we in the
girl friends, even if you did – as the Idaho Pub Ed system did – receive
hundreds of millions of federal dollars to play, “Let’s Make A Deal,” or
better known as, “Leave No Child Behind,” and lose, you get to yell, “Hey,
you can’t hold us accountable for the crappy rules we helped to create, so
let’s start over and, by the way, continue to send us tons of federal money
while you’re at it, yuck, yuck.” Maybe it’s the water in Idaho, I don’t
is any doubt in anybody’s mind that the true objective of the Public
Education workers in America is to secure Guaranteed Full Employment with
Wonderful Benefits, this latest
travesty for an Idaho LNCB Re-Start – to restart the Failure Clock back to
square one – should be the nail in the philosophical coffin that convinces
even the stupidest of all the Village Idiots in both political parties who
have been throwing billions of dollars at our Nationalized Public Education
the Washington state Education Association (WEA) turned down millions of
free dollars from Bill Gates (Microsoft) and Michael Dell (Dell Computer)
for bonuses to WA Science and Math teachers whose students excelled on test
scores. Why? The free market money conflicted with the WEA union teacher
payment methodologies. Tough luck for the teachers and the kids.
month, a private law university announced it would build a private law
school in Boise, Idaho. Amazingly, the next day the University of Idaho
jumped into the headlines and announced that it, too, suddenly needed to
EXTEND its U of Idaho Law School to Boise from Moscow, Idaho, so the U of
Idaho could pump
out more Idaho lawyers. What a coinkydink! The free market comes along and
the Pub Ed bureaucrats in Idaho jump in to squash it with more taxpayer money.
the promoters of Public Education continually claim that the
raison d’etre for Pub Ed is that the free market would never create private
educational opportunities if left to itself, when opportunities for free
market education do pop up, the Pub Ed bureaucrats do everything possible to
shoot them down.
Not only do the Pub
Ed bureaucrats continually try to shoot down free market education, when
Ed failed miserably, they petitioned the federal government to re-start the
Failure Clock with a ludicrous excuse.
reason for Idaho’s petition for a re-start of its Failure Clock: we were
running on faulty standards for the LNCB Act and thus cannot be accurately
judged. So, the Idaho bozos reason, we should get to wipe our slate clean and
start all over again. Thanks for the millions in fed money.
But wait a
Idaho Pub Ed standards for No Child Left Behind were so faulty, why did the
IEA and the State Board of Education continue to accept federal funding for
what they now claim they knew were poorly written educational standards
which were leading to bad test results? NCLB is voluntary. States do not
have to participate. If the standards were known to be bad, why continue
implementing them and screwing up our children’s brains?
is no excuse. Idaho Pub Ed wrote lousy standards, knowingly
implemented them to collect federal tax money from the Leave No Child Left
Behind Act and then used their predictably lousy educational results as an
excuse to start the same crap all over again. Idaho Pub Ed got paid to shoot
itself in the foot and then shouted, Ouch, we shot ourselves in the foot,
give us more bullets and money so we can shoot ourselves in the foot again.
By the way, thanks for
the previous millions in fed tax money. Waste, fraud, and abuse.
The obvious truth is that as long as the Idaho Pub Ed establishment was
receiving federal tax dollars for sub-standard programs, they didn’t care
enough about the children to stop implementing those sub-standard programs.
And if somebody now wants to claim that they didn’t know the programs were
sub-standard, then we have to ask the question: so why are the Idaho
Pub Ed officials writing the standards if they don’t know what they’re
doing? Either way, the Pub Ed officials in Idaho don’t have a leg to
stand on in petitioning the Feds to re-start Idaho’s Failure Clock.
You can’t have it both ways. You can’t claim you knew the standards were bad, and at the
same time, claim you didn’t know.
for the Idaho Pub Ed Establishment to take responsibility for its own
failure and stop whining that it’s somebody else’s fault.
all stop pretending that the objective of America’s Public Education system
is to teach children when we all know the truth, which is, the function of
the Public Education Monopoly is to ensure Guaranteed Full Employment for a
group of overpaid government bureaucrats who want to use the law to weed out
all free market competition in the education environment. They are no
different than the Steel Workers in the 1960s or the United Auto Workers who
have since bankrupted GM and Ford and
eventually caused American car manufacturers to lose out to non-unionized Japanese car makers.
the kids lose out since they are simply pawns in the Public Education Union
game. And the Pub Ed Union game -- now officially affiliated with the
AFL-CIO -- is not to teach children but to go get those federal tax dollars
from the NCLB so they can finance their favorite socialist political party,
the Democrats, who keep the federal tax dollars flowing for our nationalized
Pub Ed monopoly.
Pub Ed teachers and administrators’ paychecks from Uncle Sam – ah,
yes, those hyper-inflated, deficit federal dollars for the Public Education
Bureaucrats of America -- trump our children’s education every time. And in
good ol’ Idaho, where Pub Ed consumes 65% or $2 billion of Idaho’s $3
billion annual budget, it is becoming very obvious that the admittedly
failed system is rigged, or else it’s being run by the Village Idiots in
Idaho's Public Education Monopoly or Idaho's Parliament of Whores, or both. – FM Duck
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