Monday, September 8, 2014

Pioneer Institute's "Brilliant" Observation

Posted at the Pioneer Institute website, August 27, 2014
BOSTON – The legal complaint issued by Governor Jindal’s office clearly builds off Pioneer Institute’s white paper “The Road to a National Curriculum,” co-authored by former U.S. Department of Education General Counsel Kent Talbert, Deputy General Counsel Robert Eitel, as well as Bill Evers of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The publication was a joint release with the Federalist Society, the American Principles Project, and the Pacific Research Institute.[emphasis added, continue reading HERE]

I got a huge kick out of this one!

When serving as Senior Policy Advisor,Office of Educational Research and Improvement,  U.S. Dept. of Education, in 1981, I wrote a paper which was submitted to President Reagan's Secretary of Education T. H. Bell, which had the same title "The Road to a National Curriculum." Everything, absolutely everything, was put in place in 1981.

As the French say, plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose -- "the more things change, the more they stay the same."