Despite overwhelming evidence that government meddling in higher education has led to soaring tuition costs and decreased quality at U.S. colleges and universities, Obama announced his latest scheme to use federal power in a supposed effort to make higher education more “affordable” while imposing new standards. Rather than following the advice of serious economists by letting the market reduce costs and improve quality, the president insisted this week that more government and more “reforms” were needed to achieve his goals.

Schools in this country, from the university level down, were generally meant to produce moral, literate leaders. Now they aren’t. What changed and what can be done?

Karen Schroeder, president of the Advocates for Academic Freedom, speaks about the Common Core curriculum that is being implemented across the United States. She speaks on the dangers of the federal government controlling the education of America's youths.

Common Core — new national education standards that the federal government is bribing and coercing states to adopt — will harm students, not benefit them.

Being implemented hand in hand with the new national curriculum standards being pushed on schools, called Common Core, is government surveillance of students.

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