Conservative commentator Steve Forman is outraged! What stirred him up enough to write:
This is nothing more than a power grab by the executive branch. Anyone who supports separation of powers should oppose this.
Is it the President asserting that he doesn’t have to accept Congress’s decision to put minimum standards for a FEMA director? Or the White House insisting that courts can’t rule on its warrantless surveillance of American citizens? Congress stripping people of the right to habeas corpus?
No, Forman is OK with all of that. The problem is suggesting that Kansas’ education system ought to be run by an appointed specialist confirmed by the legislature rather than an elected Board with no statewide influence.