Thad Cochran Has a Long History of Backing A Federal Takeover of Education

Despite his supporters and their attempt to distort the truth, Thad Cochran was one of the original supporters of the Common Core legislation that is currently plaguing public schools across the country. But if you look at Thad’s history on education you can see he has always supported a big handed government involvement.

Thad Cochran had not even been in the Senate a full year when he helped grow government and allowed the federal government to play a larger role in our schools. In 1979 Cochran voted to help President Jimmy Carter establish the Department of Education. Since the foundation of the department, it has spent hundreds of billions of taxpayers’ education dollars growing its own federal bureaucracy. As a side effect, America’s educational performance has plummeted. (The Department of Education Organization Act.)

Cochran wasn’t done growing the scope and touch of government in our schools. In 2001 he voted for the Bush /Kennedy No Child Left Behind. As we know No Child Left Behind has left a sad impact on our schools as well by placing more federally mandated tests in place.

And of course there is Cochran’s latest, his letter in support of Race to the Top Fund. As many of you may know now this was Common Core before it became known as Common Core and Cochran fully endorsed it.

His letter on May 20, 2012 to Education Secretary  Arne Duncan, Cochran threw his full support behind securing funds that brought Common Core to Mississippi.:

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Cochran’s legacy as you can clearly see has not been one of limited government involvement on the issue of education. Instead Senator Cochran seems to always support the growth of government in this area.

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