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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 8th, 2017
Ron M. from Colorado Springs, CO writes:
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I agree!
Mar 8th, 2017
Robert H. from Fallbrook, CA writes:
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The more layers of government, the more waste and ineffectiveness. Leave education to the local level.
Mar 8th, 2017
jane s. from Houston, TX signed.
Mar 8th, 2017
Ursula W. from Saratoga Springs, UT signed.
Mar 8th, 2017
Someone from Acworth, GA writes:
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It is way past the time for the federal government to stop their over reach in a lot of areas. To abolish the Dept of Education would be a start in the right direction. As a society, we cannot afford to support local, state and federal bureaucracies by way of taxes or fees. This is killing the US economy.
Mar 8th, 2017
Someone from Vernal, UT writes:
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I would prefer that it should terminate on Dec 31 2017 instead of 2018. Just get it done!
Mar 8th, 2017
Robert S. from Lawrence, KS writes:
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The Department of Energy should also be terminated on the same date.
Mar 8th, 2017
Howard l. from pgh., PA signed.
Mar 8th, 2017
Mitch B. from Paducah, KY signed.
Mar 8th, 2017
Dennis K. from Sedalia, MO signed.
Mar 8th, 2017
Someone from Heiskell, TN signed.
Mar 8th, 2017
Richard S. from Scottsdale, AZ signed.
Mar 8th, 2017
Clarence D. from Walnut Creek, CA signed.
Mar 8th, 2017
Ken W. from Boiling Springs, SC writes:
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You know this needs to be done.
Mar 8th, 2017
William W. from Fenton, MO signed.
Mar 8th, 2017
Steven P. from Houston, TX signed.
Feb 27th, 2017
James M. from Bakersfield, CA writes:
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Get rid of the Department of Education and the states should get rid of about 80 to 90 per cent of the administrators in the local school districts. I started school during WWII and received and excellent education in spite of having 43 students in my second grade class. The HUGE administration in my school was one principal and one secretary.
Feb 22nd, 2017
Richard C. from San Jose, CA writes:
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the responsibility of public education should rest with the people who make up the public - the parents. let them decide what should be taught to their children and what kind of teachers they prefer to have teaching their children. ever since this Department education has been in existence the quality of education has only declined with increasing costs. Leave the job of education up to the parents. Let them choose what they want for their children, not some government bureaucrat
Feb 21st, 2017
Mark N. from York, PA writes:
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We need to Cut all of this Unnecessary Bureaucratic Waste. This will get out Tax Dollars where they can do the most work which is Down in the Classroom Not Up in Government. Moms and Dads need to have their Say not some Bureaucrat who was educated by the same system that pays them. Get the the Workers OFF The TAX DOLE and ON The TAX ROLL.
Feb 21st, 2017
Someone from Stafford, VA writes:
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One of our biggest problems---we have way too much government and the Dept of Ed is not one of the delegated powers given to the Federal Government
Feb 20th, 2017
richard w. from Reno, NV writes:
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One of our biggest problems---we have way too much government and the Dept of Ed is not one of the delegated powers given to the Federal Government.
Feb 20th, 2017
John V. from Carson City, NV signed.
Feb 20th, 2017
Someone from Oklahoma City, OK writes:
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A plank of the Communist Manifesto says to get control of the schools and it makes me very nervous for the federal government to have done so. It must be abolished.
Feb 20th, 2017
Someone from Oklahoma City, OK writes:
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A plank of the Communist Manifesto says to get control of the schools and it makes me very nervous for the federal government to have done so. It must be abolished.
Feb 20th, 2017
Someone from Oklahoma City, OK writes:
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A plank of the Communist Manifesto says to get control of the schools and it makes me very nervous for the federal government to have done so. It must be abolished.
Feb 19th, 2017
Someone from San Jose, CA writes:
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Parents first, then local communities, then States - absolutely no intervention beyond the State level. It's unconstitutional, and it's ruining our children, our country's most precious resource.
Feb 18th, 2017
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.
Feb 17th, 2017
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.
Feb 17th, 2017
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!
Feb 17th, 2017
Deanna B. from Covington, LA signed.
Feb 17th, 2017
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.
Feb 16th, 2017
John B. from Richmond, TX writes:
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Sell the real estate also.
Feb 16th, 2017
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!!!!!
Feb 16th, 2017
Susan H. from Saint Louis, MO signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
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.
Feb 16th, 2017
Robert M. from Mount Vernon, AL signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Almalee M S. from San Bernardino, CA writes:
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I fully agree with Betsy DeVos and pray she will train the states to take over our school education with a new thought in mind.
Feb 16th, 2017
Lori M. from Paw Paw, MI signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Cecilia B. from Redmond, OR signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
William T and Sandra R. from Dahlgren, IL signed.