We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
You assume that it goes down some rathole, right? Cato Institute did a serious study of the history of federal involvement in education - which is properly a local issue and probably unconstitutional - and sums it all up here. An important piece. Hey, guess what? It's all politics - ie sleaze. Just like Homeland Security, I mean Homeland Pork. Excellent and detailed Cato piece here: Click here: http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa518.pdf