The Party of Less Government Strikes Again!

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 @ 3:05 pm | Politics

Won’t Somebody Think of the Children?

4 Responses to “The Party of Less Government Strikes Again!”

  1. Yorkshire Says:

    I think the children would be better off with less government intrusion by abolishing the Department of Education. Local control of education makes more sense since the locals know wht education should be presented to strengthen the community. I would say if Iowa was free to choose it’s priorities in education there would be districts with heavy insturction on education which is practically the states major interest, but emphasis of agriculture in LA, CA would make no sense at all. DOE is trying to force a one size fits all when only a percentage of the whole student body would benefit.

    Who knows better the education needs of Iowa? Those in Des Moines, or some nameless gummint employee in DC?

    The one thing I like about the education system in PA is the overwhelming majority of counties have separate Boards of Ed. York County, PA has 14 local school Districts and the state has 540 districts +/-. Each district is run by a board of locals from that district. They set what curriculum they can and the other half is mandate by DOE and PS State DOE. If you get $$$’s from the Feds or State, it comes with too many strings.

    But before the DOE came to life, it seemed like the kids had no large education issues as they do today.

  2. Yorkshire Says:

    http://people.moreheadstate.edu/fs/w.willis/eighthgrade.html

    Could You Have Passed the 8th Grade in 1895?
    …Take a Look:
    This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 from Salina, KS. USA.
    It was taken from the original document on file at the Smoky Valley
    Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS and reprinted by the
    Salina Journal.

    8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS – 1895

    Grammar (Time, one hour)
    1. Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.
    2. Name the Parts of Speech and define those that have no modifications.
    3. Define Verse, Stanza and Paragraph.
    4. What are the Principal Parts of a verb? Give Principal Parts of do, lie, lay and run.
    5. Define Case, Illustrate each Case.
    6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of Punctuation.
    7 – 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.

    More of the test at the link

  3. cbmc Says:

    ^^^ Ladies and gentlemen, the most transparent attempt to change the subject of 2011

  4. Yorkshire Says:

    http://www.snopes.com/language/document/1895exam.asp

    From Snopes on
    8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS – 1895

    Grammar (Time, one hour)
    1. Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.
    2. Name the Parts of Speech and define those that have no modifications.
    3. Define Verse, Stanza and Paragraph.
    4. What are the Principal Parts of a verb? Give Principal Parts of do, lie, lay and run.
    5. Define Case, Illustrate each Case.
    6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of Punctuation.
    7 – 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.

    More of the test at the link

    SNOPES SAYS FALSE