This Just In From Rep. Ron Paul’s Office!

May 22, 2001

This is our last chance to stop the dreadful, education bill, H.R. 1. It is scheduled to be voted on in the House of Representatives this week! You must call your Congressman and tell him to vote NO on H.R. 1. You may cite these terrible flaws in the bill, provided to us by Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX):

A Vote for HR 1 is a Vote To:

Expand federal control over education—HR 1 uses words like “shall,” “must,” and “require” to issue commands to states and local schools over two thousand times!

Spend $23 billion on failed education programs!

Force states to implement federally-approved education standards.

Impose massive new testing mandates on the States that will inevitably lead to a de facto national curriculum.

Infiltrate the education offerings of faith-based groups by allowing them to participate in federally-funded tutoring programs if their programs are “secular, neutral and non-ideological.”

Violate the United States Constitution by stripping control over education away from parents, teachers, local communities and giving it to federal bureaucrats!

Ignore the lesson of over thirty years of failure; federal control over the classroom is a recipe for leaving every child behind!


** Action to Take **

1. Call your Representative and tell him/her to vote NO on H.R. 1. You don’t have much more time to call! Capitol Hill House Switchboard: (202) 225-3121.

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Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is President of the American Policy Center and National Grassroots Coordinator for CFACT (Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow) working to help local activists organize into Freedom Pods ( He is also the author of three books, including Now Tell Me I Was Wrong, ERASE, and Sustainable: the WAR on Free Enterprise, Private Property, and Individuals.