Please read Dr. Mary Grabar’s post about one of the many troubling aspects of the new fed-ed bill given to us by our U.S. Senate & Congress (with the praise worthy exception of Frank Guinta — please thank him for having the backbone to oppose this). Through “family engagement” programs, the federal government wants to train parents to raise their children in government-approved fashion. You may be surprised to learn, or maybe not, that home visits are recommended for all families. Dr. Grabar describes how you can file a comment on this scheme before USED finalizes the regulations. Not that it will change their mind, but it will be interesting to see how many critical comments USED acknowledges in its final regulation.
Just a reminder: Senators Shaheen, Ayotte and Congresswoman Kuster all voted YEA on ESSA