What are the education words conservatives can’t say without spitting and gnashing their teeth?
“FEDERAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION”
History News Network has been kind enough to include an essay of mine about the presidential politics of education among conservatives.
Among the leading presidential candidates in the Republican Party, only Jeb Bush will admit that he likes the Common Core. And even he denies ferociously that he supports more federal “overreach” in local schools.
Why do conservatives so loathe the federal government’s role in education? It wasn’t always this way, as I argue in the HNN article. And there are some signs that thoughtful conservatives are returning to their roots as the party of centralized power.