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02-21-2017, 10:14 AM
How we can get feds out of our schools

Thomas Massie
Feb. 21, 2017

Should a presidential appointee and an army of bureaucrats in a remote office building thousands of miles away decide what values, morals and ideas to instill in your children? I think not. Of all the harmful things our government in Washington, D.C., does, micromanaging education is perhaps the worst.

That is why this month, I introduced a one-sentence bill to abolish the federal Department of Education. H.R. 899 simply states: "The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018." This gives the department two years to dismantle, and it also gives both Congress and the states time to adjust and address the return of taxpayer dollars to state and local governments.

After all, education is inherently a local matter. In a free society, parents, families, churches and local communities are responsible for education. Parents are the primary educators of their children, and they should decide which type of education is best, not the government.



02-21-2017, 10:32 AM
This is the way a bill should be put forth. Strike any amendment add-ons and give it an up or down vote recording how representatives voted. There ain't much back pedaling over "this" and "that." You either is or you ain't.