Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Killing fleas with sledge hammers?

IC 20-19-2-8 requires the State Board of Education to adopt guidelines for cheerleading safety.

The statutory language reads as follows:

Sec. 8. (a) In addition to any other powers and duties prescribed by law, the state board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 concerning, but not limited to, the following matters:...
...(10) The establishment and enforcement of standards and guidelines concerning the safety of students participating in cheerleading activities....

I am not against standards and guidelines for cheerleading safety. Most schools already have them.

My question is this...

Why is the solution to every American problem these days...."Make another law."

It seems to me this is another case of killing fleas with sledge hammers.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Education or Efficiency?

Editorial from today's Fort Wayne newspaper ponders the question, "Will the Education Roundtable work to improve education or just work to make it more efficient?"

Hopefully we can do both.