Americans OK losing some control of education for more money

My response to  CNN Blog 03/20/09.

Losing more control of our public schools to the fedral government, isn't worth any amount of federal money. Already too much control has been lost to the No Child Left Behind Act. Increasing the standards of accountability for states, school districts and schools made a lot of sense. However, using federal funding as the carrot and stick has already taken too much control from local communities. Before NCLB, my state, California, was already stealing control from our local communities. I'm not OK with losing any more control over my kids education.