DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAVE TO BE AT ODDS WITH THE STATES?
Some public activities and issues are best settled locally or State-wide and others are best settled nationally. K12 education has traditionally been designed and financed locally on the grounds that people are at different educational levels from place to place and each voting district has to decide on how much education they think is needed, on the best way to deliver it, and on how much money to spend delivering it. The Department of Education in the Federal Government does not run local educations but aspires to assist in setting higher standards. The recent Core Curriculum program and the “No Child left behind” are efforts at the federal level to raise educational standards but it is clear that many cities and states resent these programs that invade their control of local education.
- States Need More Control Over the Federal Government [The New York Times]
- State vs. Federal Law: Who Really Holds the Trump Card? [Huffpost Politics]
- States and federal government at odds over public lands [NCSL National Conference of State Legislatures]
- Federal and State Power [Gale Group]
- DNC: Federal government should have more power, delegates say [Watchdog]
- Federal Government Is More Powerful Than State Government [The New York Times]
- The Question of States’ Rights: The Constitution and American Federalism (An Introduction)[Exploring Constitutional Law]