Monday, January 20, 2014

Eric Cantor: 'The Right Way Feds Can Help Schools'

By Eric Cantor
January 20, 2014

It’s time to give parents more power over the federal funds that now go toward the education of their children. This is necessary because we simply can’t be a great country without great schools — and right now we’re failing too many of our kids.

Across this country, students are being forced to attend schools that don’t address their needs, don’t prepare them for college, don’t graduate them or worst of all, aren’t safe.

For decades, the status quo response to failing schools has been more federal money. And over the years Washington has responded in kind, with federal K-12 education funding growing dramatically over the last 25 years.

And it hasn’t worked.

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