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#LyinTed: Ted Cruz Is Lying About Common Core And Home Schooling





Ted Cruz is gaining quite the reputation for saying one thing to his supporters, and doing quite a different thing. This is the real reason senators hate Cruz and refuse to work with him. Ted Cruz lies. Ted Cruz goes on TV and talks very eloquently about conservatism, while his establishment agenda is hidden by deceptive lawyer tricks.

Take the issue of education for example. Ted Cruz tells his supporters he is against Common Core, and supports home-schooling. But his co-sponsorship of S306, “Enhancing Educational Opportunities for all Students Act”, tells a very different story than what Cruz tells his supporters. By using tricky lawyer-words, Ted Cruz is again proved to be a liar. This is the real reason senators hate Cruz and refuse to work with him.

Parents who home-school their children will be shocked to learn what’s really in this bill Ted Cruz supports. In the bill, parents who choose to home-school their children are offered Title 1 Money. Sounds like a good thing for parents dedicated to their children’s education right? Nope. All Title 1 Money, comes with a catch. The catch is that there are many strings attached to the money. Can you guess who holds the strings? Big Government holds the strings to all money it doles out. This means Ted Cruz wants to eliminate parental choice, and hand it over to the federal government.

Ted Cruz tells his supporters that he wants parents to have education choice for their kids. But the bill Cruz supports takes that choice from home-school parents and reclassifies home-schooling as private-school.

The bill Ted Cruz supports would:

  • Allow Title I funds to follow low-income students to any public or private school of their choice.
  • Remove contribution limitations on Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, the lone tax break available to parents for K-12 expenses.
  • Expand “529” Savings Accounts to cover K-12 elementary and secondary education expenses, giving families yet another option to pay for K-12 educational expenses.

That sounds great! Or does it? As we continue to learn more about the nasty lawyer tricks Ted Cruz consistently uses, we really have to dig deep into the legislation to find his blatant deception. Last fall Senator Cruz told his campaign buddy Glenn Beck: “I’m not remotely pushing for homeschool to be reclassified in any way, shape or form.”

This statement from the senator is the perfect example of the nasty lawyer tricks Cruz constantly engages in. This is the real reason senators hate Cruz and refuse to work with him:

Ted Cruz sneaked an amendment into the bill. Cruz quietly attached: Section I, Title I Portability under ESEA. Cruz’s amendment is a tricky proposal for state standards and state testing. Ted Cruz’s misleading amendment really means that any Title I child who accepts funds to implement a federal education program is considered a recipient of federal financial assistance. Unfortunately this also means that Ted Cruz’s amendment essentially mandates Common Core to any school who accepts the enrollment detailed in his sneaky amendment.

Senator Cruz’s underhanded amendment puts Big Government authority above education in America. This means that all private schools, all religious schools , and all parents who choose to homeschool, are dictated to by the federal government. Ted Cruz tells his supporters exactly what they want to hear. Then Ted Cruz does exactly what he wants.

Ted Cruz tells his supporters he is a DC Outsider, anti-establishment, and a small government conservative. He’s not. Ted Cruz is a lawyer. Lawyers are trained to lie. Ted Cruz is a liar. We should all read the bill, and the deceitful amendments Ted Cruz quietly snuck in HERE.

Senator Ted Cruz owes us an apology.

 



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