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  1. Republican Senators raised concerns about executive overreach: In particular, Senator Alexander entertained the crowd by comparing the Secretary’s actions to a game of “Mother May I.” In addition to procedural trepidations, he asked Secretary Duncan (and later Commissioner King) why the federal government must compel states and districts to do things like teacher evaluation and adopt college and career ready standards, when it seems that they are able to do these things themselves.

    How typical. Republicans see nothing wrong with the executive killing Americans without due process but argues about it in the field of education. I am sorry but even though they may be right on some of the issues the Republicans are too hypocritical to be taken seriously even on those issues. The fact is that the federal government has no business being in the education business and that the Department of Education needs to be eliminated as soon as possible. Education is a local responsibility and should be treated as such.

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