Personally I feel the Dept. of Education is much too involved in the brainwashing of our children now. The teacher's unions are vastly more powerful than ever before.
The almost totally federally run student loan program is intrusive and destructive at it's core.
The last thing we need now is an Obama run program to melt down our educational system even further.
"I'm running to make sure that America has the best education system on earth, from pre-K all the way to post-graduate," Obama said. "And that means hiring new teachers, especially in math and science."
The administration will make $100 million available immediately out of an existing fund to incentivize top-performing teachers. Over the longer term, the White House said it plans to launch the program with $1 billion included in Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2013...WLTX
On a closely related topic, may I suggest that you read last month's issue of Imprimus where the folly and the failure of the federal student loan program is discussed. I have included two short clips below.
Federal Student Aid and the Law of Unintended Consequences
By Richard Vetter in Imprimus, June 2012
"FEDERAL STUDENT financial assistance programs are costly, inefficient, byzantine, and fail to serve their desired objectives. In a word, they are dysfunctional, among the worst of many bad federal programs."
"If the Law of Unintended Consequences ever applied, it is in federal student financial assistance. Programs created with the noblest of intentions have failed to serve either their customers or the nation well. In the 1950s and 1960s, before these programs were large, American higher education enjoyed a Golden Age. Enrollments were rising, lower-income student access was growing, and American leadership in higher education was becoming well established. In other words, the system flourished without these programs. Subsequently, massive growth in federal spending and involvement in higher education has proved counterproductive."...Read More