We are a large county. Having national educational standards is a good thing.
However, with technological changes, a plethora of ways to meet educational
objectives, a highly dysfunctional and slow moving government, we may never meet
the future demands required to teach the next coming generation. When Jeb Bush says, that the federal government "should should make sure
states can’t ignore students who need extra help", he either does not
understand the magnitude of what he says or is deliberately obfuscating for the
ignorant masses who want to re-create our government into some type of
Confederacy where states hold the power. It is strange that countries the US
competes with in education all have highly centralized education systems.