It's Miller Time; Hide the Children and the Wallets
The incoming chair of the federal House Committee on Education and the Workforce is none other than George Miller (D-CA).
Home education veterans will recall the infamous escapade of this ardent supporter of universal pre-schooling: " ... home schoolers have turned themselves into a formidable political force. California Democratic Congressman George Miller learned this the hard way. In 1994, he offered an amendment to a federal education bill that specified that teachers had to have certification in the subjects they taught. Miller protested that he didn't intend the amendment to apply to home schoolers, but worried home-schooling parents, galvanized into action by the HSLDA, barraged Congress with hundreds of thousands of phone calls. The amendment, which had already made it through committee, got only one vote on the floor — Miller's."
Disturbingly and tellingly, Lou Dobbs waxed enthusiastic about Georgie's proposals to 'invest' in pub. ed.