Statement from 5th Barnstable District State Rep. Candidate Ron Beaty:
As a Republican Candidate for the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 5th Barnstable District, today I completed and signed the education pledge sponsored by the organization known as U.S. Parents Involved in Education (U.S.P.I.E.).
The pledge essentially reads as follows:
The U.S. Department of Education, created in 1979, has spent well over a trillion dollars and has not improved public education in our country one bit. If anything, it’s made it worse.
Most Americans support local control versus federal control, and the federal experiment in education has failed. It’s time to end the failed experiment and return control of our schools to state and local governments where, through innovation and competition, American public education can succeed as it did before the federal government’s micromanagement began.
It’s time to end the practice of teaching to tests and the seemingly endless collection of student data that intrudes on privacy and only feeds a self-perpetuating industry.
As a candidate for the Massachusetts House of Representatives, I pledge to reject all federal education mandates tied to federal funding. I will fight against federally mandated curriculum, standardized tests, student data collection, and all illegal and unconstitutional mandates from the U.S. Department of Education.
The organization's leadership and Advisory Board includes a number of esteemed professionals including Sandra Stotsky and Michelle Malkin, among others.
Further information about the organization, its mission and activities may be obtained at their website: www.uspie.org
[See image of signed pledge below]
County Commissioner & Republican Candidate for Massachusetts State Representative, 5th Barnstable District