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Tell Congress: Abolish the U.S. Department of Education

It's time to kick federal bureaucrats OUT of public classrooms...  

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Members of Congress need to abolish the Department of Education and get the federal government out of our schools. 

Sign the petition and tell your U.S. Representative and Senators to support and pass H.R. 899, a bill that includes a single sentence that states, "The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”

Education is not the responsibility of the federal government, but the responsibility of parents first and communities second. The absolute highest level of civil authority over education permitted under the Constitution is State government. 


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Dear U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative:

As your constituent, I urge you to work with your colleagues to abolish the U.S. Department of Education.

I firmly believe that, with the exception of the schools within the District of Columbia itself, the federal government has no lawful authority to operate in the realm of public education.

As a permanent remedy, I demand that you co-sponsor H.R. 899 -- a single-sentence bill introduced on February 7, 2017, that states, "The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”

Once again: Education is not the responsibility of the federal government, but the responsibility of parents first and communities second. The absolute highest civil governing authority permitted under the Constitution to influence education is the individual State.

I am watching your actions on this.

Sincerely, YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

Public Comments

Public Comments (502)
11 hours ago
Anne W. from Lakeview, OR writes:
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Having worked in the field of Education in Elementary schools in Idaho and Oregon, I certainly it is a totally unworkable situation for the Dept. of Education to oversee Education in all states. Each state should be in total control of their own Dept of Education as well as all Courses of education and also get rid of frivolous courses other than the basics.
1 day ago
Someone from Belleville, IL writes:
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I have always felt that the government should not be involved with our children's education. Their education has not improved since the Federal Government got involved. Our children's education should be a local investment, not Federal. Whenever Government gets into something, it never improves. Health care is a good example. This Common Core is another example. Children are not all alike and their situations differ so they cannot be educated in the same way. Please consider passing H.R. 899.
1 day ago
Joe Mac B. from Irmo, SC writes:
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Joe Mac Bates, Jr., Irmo, S.C. O.Kay. We are all missing the point by not reading The Last Sentence! This is s NOT about our great lady, Betsy DeVos being fired/removed from office. Thanks to Mr. Delano just returning my phone call, the referenced, "H.R. 899 — a single-sentence bill," will do away with the entire U.S.Department of Education!!! Therefore, terminating her position, too. Please do this!
2 days ago
Deanna B. from Covington, LA signed.
2 days ago
Someone from Abilene, TX writes:
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While it is true that the "Fed" has interposed itself into far too many areas which should be the purview of the states I tried to modify the letter to say that "I suggest" that you co-sponsor H.R. 899 as I don't feel it appropriate to "demand" such action. I do hope you will help roll back the long standing overreach of the Federal Government and return the power which should have remained that of the various states.
2 days ago
John B. from Richmond, TX writes:
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Sell the real estate also.
2 days ago
Someone from Yuba City, CA writes:
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Having educated my children while overseas during our military career, I found the delight of my life as we worked together to learn, solve, and discover the unity that helping each other --in family--brings thoughtfulness, and comradery to work together. My children are now homeschooling parents also!!!!!
2 days ago
Susan H. from Saint Louis, MO signed.
2 days ago
Mj B. from Holly Ridge, NC writes:
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I have been a public school teacher for 46 years and education has slowly gone downhill during that entire time. Flirty years ago, it was a slow digression, but for the last 15-20 years, the digression has been rapid and given over to pure indoctrination. The indoctrination is pointedly supporting liberal secularism and globalization. This is destructive to the survival of our way of life. Our children will definitely suffer as a result.
2 days ago
Robert M. from Mount Vernon, AL signed.