Do you want a laugh to get your weekend started?  Take a look at this tweet:

 

Louisiana tweet

I was holding my sides laughing as I replied:

 

@NOLAnews Hilarious! Irony at its finest! CCSS adoption/implementation worst overreach ever! Bypassed voters/legislatures. ‪#‎stopcommoncore‬

Can you believe these groups actually believe what they have signed on to?  Do they know that the CCSSI violates three Federal statutes?  From Louisiana business groups call Bobby Jindal’s plans to scrap Common Core an ‘executive overreach’:

In a letter to Jindal Friday (June 13), 44 business leaders and groups contended the governor’s plan to scrap Common Core and PARCC would be an executive overreach, since the Legislature and the state school board have backed both.

“Certainly, every governor has been invested with some degree of executive authority, but it should only be used as state law clearly states, ‘to see that the laws are faithfully executed.’ It was not created to make end runs to void the policies of established constitutional bodies,” states the letter signed by many of the most powerful business groups in the state.

Among those signing the letter were Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Greater New Orleans, Inc., Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Chamber Southwest Louisiana.

Oh this is just too rich.  Louisiana businesses representing the chamber and special interests are all of a sudden worried and concerned about “executive overreach”.  They have got to be kidding.  Can you believe these groups actually believe what they have signed on to?  Do they know that the CCSSI violates three Federal statutes?  Do they have any understanding that signing on to this initiative voided the political process of state sovereignty over education?

When they supported the adoption and implementation of Common Core State Standards Initiative that bypassed the legislature and the voters and gave the control of public education to private companies held unaccountable to the legislature and voters, they gave up all rights to complain about any political tactic they deem “overreach”.

We used to be a nation of laws.  When a governor addresses the outright dismissal and ignoring of a state constitution, state legislature and voters, and the increasing centralization of power by the Federal Government and private organizations (which used Federal dollars) to direct/develop public education, these businesses have no right to argue or complain.

When you go down the road of using whatever means you can use to justify an end result, don’t try to complain that the political process that you circumvented is now valid. 

 

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