Sunday, August 26, 2007

Question Of The Week, 8/26/07

Good morning. First I want to tell you all I'm sorry if I haven't visited your site lately, I've had a lot of things to take care of around home. I hope to be caught up soon. This weeks Question Of The Week is. What role should the United States (federal) Government play in the education of our children?

I'll post my answer in the Comment Section Monday Night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

4 Comments:

Blogger Praguetwin said...

I believe they should set national standards and help fund the states who should administrate their own systems.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Jake Porter said...

None. Congress has control over Washington D.C. schools and they do a very poor job with them. I believe we should eliminate the Department of Education and the No Child Left Behind Act.

I also support providing tax credits and allowing parents to take children out of their failing school district and move into another school district in their state. It is amazing that I can wake up at 5:30 in the morning and find 40+ places to drink coffee, but we only have one school to send children to. Economics tells us that competition provides consumers with the best products and services. I also encourage parents to send their children to private schools.

7:20 AM  
Blogger American Interests said...

Both individuals and countries benefit from education. For individuals, the potential benefits lie in general quality of life and in the economic returns of sustained, satisfying employment. For countries, the potential benefits lie in economic growth and the development of shared values that underpin social cohesion. Given that education drives productivity, and productivity brings prosperity a certain level of Government intervention is necessary. I would advocate that Governments set standards as based on the nations rank and status in worldly affairs. Logically therefore, given that here, we are referring to the United States, standards ought to be high if anything to preserve primacy (its dominance). As for a dollar value, I would venture to suggest somewhere between 8 and 10 per cent of its GDP.

Moreover, this is what the OECD says of education in America. “The US higher education system is one of the best in the world. However, one problem it faces is that many potential students cannot complete college because of inadequate preparation or financial resources. Despite the expenditure of considerable government funds through direct provision, grants, tax concessions and loans, significant financial barriers to access still exist. Student loans provide the most efficient and equitable means of overcoming these barriers. The loan programme in the United States compares favourably with those in other countries, although there is room for improvement”.

11:32 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

First I want to thank you for stopping by to answer this weeks question. "What role should the United States (federal) Government play in the education of our children?"

If the federal government was supposed to be involved in educating our young it's roll would be explained in the United States Constitution. I feel education should be delt with on a state and/or local level.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

11:39 PM  

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