Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Friday, September 6, 2013

New bill in congress to limit power of Arne Duncan

It was only a matter of time but it finally happened.
The National School Boards Association  Support for HR1386,  "The Local School Boards Governance and Flexibility Act," is a bill in Congress that limits the power of Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education. It's about time!

This bill is "To support the local decision-making functions of local educational agencies by limiting the authority of the Secretary of Education to issue regulations, rules, grant conditions, and guidance materials, and for other purposes."
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Unless specifically authorized by Federal law, the Secretary may not issue a Federal regulation, rule, grant condition, guidance material, or other requirement pertaining to a State educational agency or a local educational agency that—  and so on and so forth......

Introduced on March 2013, if this bill passes, the NYS Board of Regents will have to be rein in too awaken from its deep slumber at the switch limited as well from imposing unrealistic requirements and mandates to the education of NYS children such as abolishing the local high school diploma that has been a major contributing factor for the lower graduation rates in the State  that particularly had an impact on black and Latino students, commencing with the freshman  cohort of 2008.


  1. Awesome bill in Congress! Duncan rammed Common Core through. It did not get Congressional Approval. He strong armed state cooperation via Race to the Top grants. Read the following on how CCSS was a Bill Gates, using the NGA and the CCSSO (private trade associations) to create the Common Core -it is tied in with standardized testing which will benefit Gates with tests being run on computers:

  2. And another Duncan act without Congressional votes: Duncan forced onto New York State and others desperate for Race to the Top money, the Race to the Top program. Remember that Congress did not vote for RTTT. It was a bureaucratic concoction by Duncan. The following goes into RTTT's negative impact, even though it was addressed to NYC teachers but it pertains to all Race to the Top states:


Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
"Let’s be honest: we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks with a personal stake in both charter schools and education reform in general if we’re going to take reform to the next level, both politically and operationally.Whitney Tilson, hedge fund manager and major funding angel for the school privatizing Democrats for Education Reform, thinks there’s not enough rich, educated white folks.( Preaprez) click photo to his blog.

Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan
U.S. Secretary of Education, click photo