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

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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. 

Public Comments
Mar 10th, 2017
Glen R. from Lafayette, LA signed.
Mar 10th, 2017
walter s. from sun city west, AZ writes:
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It's past time to eliminate (or significantly reduce) several of our bloated Gov't departments. Education and energy are worthless and several others could also be cut.
Mar 10th, 2017
Lynae F. from Spring, TX signed.
Mar 10th, 2017
joseph c. from West Wareham, MA signed.
Mar 10th, 2017
Melodie H. from Columbus, OH signed.
Mar 10th, 2017
David M. from Erie, PA writes:
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The states have the duty to regulate schools in their states.
Mar 10th, 2017
Lawrence L. from Maywood, NJ writes:
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Goodby DOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 10th, 2017
Richard C. from La Pine, OR signed.
Mar 10th, 2017
Karen W. from Watertown, WI signed.
Mar 10th, 2017
Virginia C. from Decatur, TX writes:
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Yes get the government out Our kids can't tell you anything about our history. They usually don't know who is in government now. All they know is what they learn from the lying news says. They can't tell what is fake or real.
Mar 10th, 2017
Arlene S. from Darlington, SC writes:
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US DEPT OF EDUCATION HAS GREATLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE DESTRUCTION OF CREATIVE THOUGHT OF AMERICAN CHILDREN DUE TO THEIR LACK OF CONCERN FOR THE STUDENT WELL BEING AND NON-SUPPORT OF VOUCHERS AND DETERMINATION TO SUPPORT UN-GODLY GENDER REASSIGNMENT, WHICH WILL DESTROY OUR CHILDREN. THEY ALSO SUPPORT ABORTION WHICH WILL DISABLE AND DESTROY OUR COUNTRY.
Mar 10th, 2017
Robert M. from Orland Park, IL signed.
Mar 10th, 2017
June R. from Homerville, OH writes:
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The Constitution and Bill of Rights made no provision for federal interference in the educational system. They left it up to the sovereign states and local governments to provide education. My ancestor fought in the Revolutionary War to establish our Republic and free us from an overbearing government across the ocean and I stand up for our right to be free of an overbearing government in our nation.
Mar 10th, 2017
Eugene K. from Asbury Park, NJ signed.
Mar 10th, 2017
david r. from sandy, OR signed.
Mar 10th, 2017
Judy W. from BELLEVUE, NE writes:
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We need to keep educational decisions at the state and local level, not having to be tied to a once size fits all curriculum because we'red tied to Federal funding. Prime examples being Common Core and allowing Planned Parenthood to teach our children sex education.
Mar 10th, 2017
Judy W. from BELLEVUE, NE writes:
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We need to keep educational decisions at the state and local level, not having to be tied to a once size fits all curriculum because we'red tied to Federal funding. Prime examples being Common Core and allowing Planned Parenthood to teach our children sex education.
Mar 10th, 2017
Glenn A. from Pasadena, TX signed.
Mar 10th, 2017
Robert C. from Spencerville, MD writes:
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Education should be in the hands of the states and parents.
Mar 9th, 2017
Patricia M. from San Jose, CA writes:
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Education should be in the hands of the states & the parents of the children. The Feds should take care of the security of the country!
Mar 9th, 2017
BARBARA R. from Henderson, NV writes:
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Parents and legal guardians should have the ultimate decision regarding the education of their children. From birth to approximately 6 yrs. of age are the most important formative years and children have to be taught to act like decent human beings with compassion, thoughtfulness, and kindness....essentially learning to live by the "Golden Rule". They have a right to be taught by teachers who also have these attributes and love the children in their care. We need a not-for-profit charter, private and religious schools where the money designated for each child travels with them as they find the school that is a perfect fit for them. These beginning schools are going to determine their futures and we owe this to them. Parents also have to become involved in their children's education plus give them an education of manners and caring for others.
Mar 9th, 2017
Mary Ann R. from Milton, GA signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
Jim K. from Griffith, IN writes:
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There was NEVER a requirement for federal oversight in state school systems, there is no federal school currently operating and even our most prestigious universities still reside in a home state. I couldn't agree more with the passage of this bill!
Mar 9th, 2017
Pamela H. from Galveston, TX writes:
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Our "government" started dumbing down America 50 years ago.Thank God I was not in that group. We have to take back our future generations education from the trained monkey liberal teachers out there destroying the minds right now..from pre K through college! Poor educators dont even realize it. Victims too!
Mar 9th, 2017
Roger S. from Anna, IL writes:
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Education back into the teachers and parents hands where it should have been all along!
Mar 9th, 2017
Mike B. from Medina, TX signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
M L D. from Bakersfield, CA writes:
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As a retired teacher with 25 years in the profession, I watched education become a pawn of the federal government as it increasingly took over curriculum as a condition of funding. Feds do not know what my students need. Feds do not see the progress of each student as I do. I am so pleased my grandchildren are home schooled!
Mar 9th, 2017
Leroy S. from Stanton, IA writes:
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Are schools do not need to be controlled by Washington. Each state knows what there schools need . Not a bunch of liberial, controlling what are children are made to learn.Whether we the taxpayers like it or not. I say good riddance DOE!
Mar 9th, 2017
KEVIN C. from Adrian, GA writes:
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The Federal government has no constitutional authority to be involved in school curricula. This is why we need to abolish the Department of Education, end federal meddling in our schools, and promote family choice at all levels of learning.”
Mar 9th, 2017
isaac s. from Evansville, IN writes:
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I believe we need to remove that layer of bureaucracy from shadowing our children's education. Our level of education measured against other countries speaks for itself.
Mar 9th, 2017
DON M. from HASTINGS, MN writes:
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George Washington said, “Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.” God Bless America, & eliminate DOE!!!!!!
Mar 9th, 2017
DEBBIE N. from Spring, TX signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
DEBBIE N. from Spring, TX signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
DEBBIE N. from Spring, TX signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
Someone from West Jordan, UT writes:
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Total waste as with many of the departments.
Mar 9th, 2017
Someone from Twin Lakes, WI writes:
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It is our Constitutional right to handle education in our states, not the Federal Government. Please support HR889. The current education pushed by the Federal government has been and is destroying our children's minds.
Mar 9th, 2017
Someone from Denton, TX writes:
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Paperwork from the federal government and special education requirements are hampering teachers and in some cases putting them in danger. Retired teacher.
Mar 9th, 2017
G D S. from Tempe, AZ writes:
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An agency like this is how dictators, Communists, Fascists & other totalitarian governments brainwash kids from birth through college to be their "USEFUL IDIOTS". Common Core is a good example of complicating the simple. Support HR899 & get rid of the thousands of worthless 'no value added' big gov't bureaucrats. GDS, Tempe, AZ
Mar 9th, 2017
Wayne D. from Baytown, TX writes:
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I hear too much about the absurdity of Common Core, Re-writing history taught in schools, teaching and drilling students about Muslims and Sharia Law and generally dumbing down the generation that will inherit the greatest nation on earth. Because of the Liberal failure of gov't. education, we have lost ground on the world as the best and smartest. The Department of Education is one of the biggest reasons for the for the degradation of our society. I no longer have school-age children, but if I did, they surely wouldn't be in public schools. Please support HR 899 and let the states handle our children's education.
Mar 9th, 2017
Robert M. from San Diego, CA signed.