Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More Federal Dollars Means Less Local Control of Education

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Funding under NCLB. Sources: 2006 U.S. Budget, Historical Tables.
This graph shows that the federal investment in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act rose from under $2 billion in 1966 to $15 billion in 2000 and $25 billion in 2005.

Did you ever wonder why homeschooling has been increasing year after year? No one recruits parents to instruct their children at home. Yet more and more parents are turning to homeschooling. Why?

Now take a good look at the rapid increase of federal dollars that has been undermining our local schools. Consider what happens when parents can no longer control what is being taught in their local schools. What can they do? Many parents choose to do-it-themselves. They turn to homeschooling.