MenschPress saidsouthbeach1500, you disappoint me. I thought you might actually have some constructive ideas to consider, but apparently you have nothing to say beyond "Get the federal government out of it". You're making the same error Karl Marx made: put all your energy into complaining about what's wrong with the current system, but say hardly anything about proposed alternatives and why they would be better.
But I have
proposed an alternative. It's just an alternative that people (perhaps you, perhaps not) who believe that everything has to have Washington DC's involvement in it just can't fathom. So again, here is my "solution:"
1) Get Washington DC out of the education business and get rid of the Department of Education
2) The state and local governments will take over the responsibility for their own public schools
That's right, no dictates, no mandates. Gasp! The states and local municipalities actually will have to deal with this on their own without any "expert guidance" from Washington DC. How ever will they survive???
Also, your frequent refrain that the government should not be involved in something (like education or health care) because it's UNCONSTITUTIONAL is pointless and tiresome. If you're right, then the government has been violating the Constitution for at least a century. I cannot believe the Department of Education would have survived this long without legal challenge from the courts if it were truly unconstitutional. What is your explanation for this?
The Federal government does lots of things that are unconstitutional. Here's a few more:
Social Security is unconstitutional.
Medicare is unconstitutional.
Obamacare is unconstitutional.
The argument for SS and Medicare is "general Welfare of the United States" and that meaning has been twisted to mean "welfare for the citizens of the United States" which clearly it is not.
The argument(s) for Obamacare have also been "general Welfare of the United States" and the "Commerce Clause" and with respect to the Commerce Clause, the administration is trying to argue that by not engaging in commerce, i.e. deciding not to purchase health insurance, we are in fact engaging in commerce. This will ultimately be the undoing of Obamacare as clearly not participating in an activity is not the same as participating in an activity.