Minnesotans for Better Education, Standards and Testing

Minnbest is a non-partisan, broad based coalition of parents, educators and school advocacy groups who believe excellent public education is a foundation of democracy in America.

6/05/2004

Some wisdom from Ronald Reagan.

If only our current president understood this concept when it comes to "No Child Left Untested"

``This is the issue of this election: whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan for ourselves.'' - Oct. 27, 1964, televised speech for GOP presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.


And the Maple River Coalition needs to take this to heart when they start to imagine "National Sovereignty" in the Declaration.


``All of us need to be reminded that the federal government did not create the states, the states created the federal government. ... Steps will be taken aimed a restoring the balance between the various levels of government.'' - Inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1981.