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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 9th, 2017
Elinor N. from The Villages, FL signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
SHIRLEY K. from Lake Stevens, WA writes:
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I do firmly believe the Dept. of Educa. has drained our finances for too many years, to what avail?? Is there anything positive about this entity? Lets free some finances to lower our indebtedness.
Mar 9th, 2017
John B. from Hannacroix, NY writes:
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We don't need the federal Government in our education systems. Make America great again.
Mar 9th, 2017
Someone from Kent, WA writes:
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Then maybe we can get rid of the Commies in the school system!
Mar 9th, 2017
Daneta M. from Santa Barbara, CA signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
Al J. from Americus, GA writes:
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If you care at all about our country and what our forefathers envisioned for it, you'll vote for this. The federal government has become more like communism than ever. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
Mar 9th, 2017
Someone from Lansdale, PA signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
Dennis M. from Duluth, GA writes:
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It is about time the government got out of interfering with the educational system, and that includes ALL schools.
Mar 9th, 2017
Someone from Summertown, TN writes:
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the next bill should be to end all Government Unions
Mar 9th, 2017
Brenda L. from La Grange, NC writes:
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Please support H.R.899!
Mar 9th, 2017
Carol E. from Polebridge, MT writes:
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Please Ignore this ridiculous legislation. We are a nation, we need national core basic education, standardized across the curriculum, Pre-K through High School. If states are allowed to develop their own version of education we will have Bible Studies, History according to 'God Knows Who', Science God Willing that says our world is 6,000 yrs. old. Good old fashioned segregation, or separate and equal will be back too. Local rule, at it's worst and most chauvinistic, which is what often dominates, is a disaster for national goals set for education, to compete effectively in a global economy.
Mar 9th, 2017
Christopher B. from Elkhart, IN signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
Heidi L. from Rigby, ID writes:
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I absolutely support this bill.
Mar 9th, 2017
Douglas S. from Charleston, WV writes:
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Leave Education to parents and second communities not the Federal Government.
Mar 9th, 2017
Chris B. from Milford, KS writes:
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For years, we keep falling behind. Why pay for it? Abolish this worthless agency…yesterday!
Mar 9th, 2017
Lisa B. from Lawrenceville, GA writes:
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Leave education to the states and parents.
Mar 9th, 2017
Robert S. from Pahrump, NV signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
melvin b. from Memphis, TN signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
Leo C. from Hudson, MA signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
Sallie D. from Orlando, FL writes:
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Please eliminate the US Department of Education!
Mar 9th, 2017
Charles B. from Fayetteville, GA writes:
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Public education has been a State function since 1784 where Josiah Bartlett, second signer of the Declaration of Independence, penned the following: ...the purpose will also be to teach Christian morality.... That New Hampshire Constitution predated The U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Thus the unalienable 1st and 10th Amendments over rule the 14th Amendment.
Mar 9th, 2017
douglas d. from Clermont, FL writes:
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Us schools are so bad they are now just holding areas, they teach how to fight, very little education can get through to the children. University are just as bad, most prof. are liberals who shame their students if they do not agree with their ideals and agendas. The state controlled education maybe better, due to parental control (somewhat, if they will). Also, almost all school systems receive free books from Islam groups. Where they have changed their training to a more favorable Islam agendas. History should not be change to make a religion or a region look better or "not so bad"
Mar 9th, 2017
John Z. from Rockford, IL writes:
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The Federal government has had LITTLE success in most things they control. They need 600 bureaucrats to do what can be done locally with 6.
Mar 9th, 2017
Linda K. from Wood River, IL writes:
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I appreciate your listening to us on this valid legislation. Common core is a frightening concept which should not be forced on the school system. By allowing parents more rights I believe education can become a valuable asset.
Mar 9th, 2017
Leo M. from North Fort Myers, FL writes:
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Just do it.
Mar 9th, 2017
Edgar T. from Lincoln, NE writes:
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If you compare the children of today to the children of the 1960,s you will see a retrograde of accomplishments and basic understanding of our founding!This is because of the interference of Washington into our childrens schools!!
Mar 9th, 2017
Maria B. from Leitchfield, KY signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
Michael R. from Newbern, TN writes:
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Jimmy Carter created the Dept of Education in 1976-77, and the quality of education has plummeted , while bureaucracy has sucked the life , common sense , and control away from local schools and students . The Dept of Education should be abolished , along with the Common Core agenda . Pass the Bill to terminate the Dept of Education !
Mar 9th, 2017
Marcus J. from Sierra Vista, AZ writes:
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The Department of Education is a worthless and useless Government Agency that can be eliminated to save the Tax Payers Billions of Dollars and eventually improve the Public Educational System in our country by getting rid of the worthless Bureaucrats that do nothing but meddle in our Children`s Education to simply justify their own existence
Mar 9th, 2017
Susann S. from Harbor Beach, MI writes:
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I agree with HR899, please support this bill to get government influence out of education!
Mar 9th, 2017
Deborah O. from Hagerstown, MD writes:
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Abolish the Department of Education, the taxpayer money pit, usurper of local education control, and Jimmy Carter payoff to the teachers' unions for getting him elected! He was the second worst president and we have the teachers' unions to blame for that, for centralized control, and Common Core that we all hate!
Mar 9th, 2017
Robert W. from Newbury, NH signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
Robert E. from North Little Rock, AR signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
Someone from Uniontown, OH writes:
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Let the States handle education. It is about time to get Washington DC out of it
Mar 9th, 2017
Someone from Jacksonville, AL signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
Someone from Edmonds, WA signed.
Mar 9th, 2017
Richard M. from Woodstock, VA writes:
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I stand firmly with this message! God bless our students! Richard Moyers
Mar 9th, 2017
Jerry R. from Mukilteo, WA writes:
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The responsibility for public education is a right retained by the state and local governments exclusively as it is power the is NOT delegated to the U.S. government. Therefore the U.S. Dept. of Education is an unconstitutional overreach of federal power... an intrusion into the exclusive domain of the states.
Mar 9th, 2017
Thomas E. from Glendale, AZ writes:
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Our public schools have become nothing more than indoctrination centers for the liberal propaganda. Also teaching of very objectionable material. Local control and not Federal unfunded mandates should be the rule. Its another waist of our taxes.
Mar 9th, 2017
Thomas E. from Glendale, AZ writes:
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Our public schools have become nothing more than indoctrination centers for the liberal propaganda. Also teaching of very objectionable material. Local control and not Federal unfunded mandates should be the rule. Its another waist of our taxes.