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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
Feb 16th, 2017
Patrick W. from Bradenton, FL writes:
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Please pass HR899 and put the power of government back in the hands of the people!
Feb 16th, 2017
Someone from Ovid, MI signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Stephen P. from Killen, AL signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Someone from Ovid, MI writes:
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I agree that Education is not the responsibility of the federal government. But should be left up to each individual State.
Feb 16th, 2017
Someone from Vandalia, IL signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Joe M. from Roach, MO writes:
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Feds have no constitutional authority regarding the education of our children. Dissolve the Dept. of Education now!
Feb 16th, 2017
Norman G. from Angier, NC writes:
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Never seen it to fail,that every time the feds get involved in state functions,all goes to H#@.
Feb 16th, 2017
Roger N. from Roland, AR writes:
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The school system was wrong in having schools for the white and blacks, and they were not equal. But we are not getting quality education today. To many administrators, rules and not enough teachers . This is running up the cost with no results!
Feb 16th, 2017
Donny R. from Hagerstown, MD writes:
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I would say if anything the Dept. of Education responsibilites should be reduced to a statistical agency at best...the states, counties and communities have elected school boards, that should asssist in the direction of educating our future generations. I would add to this also the Teacher's Union greatly does a disservice to our children, they have become extremely political with gender indentity and promoting Marxist ideologies.
Feb 16th, 2017
Someone from Middletown, CT signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Lawrence V. from Basking Ridge, NJ writes:
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Federal intervention in education is a gross mistake. It's time to end it.
Feb 16th, 2017
Someone from Ann Arbor, MI signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Billy B. from Elba, AL writes:
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It is time to go back to the constitution and let states run there states. Yes the federal government should get out of education and turn it back over to the states.
Feb 16th, 2017
Someone from San Juan, PR writes:
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Before 1979, our public education was much better than it is now. This was all before the Department of Education Federalizing it. The Common Comrade style of education, no more. Dismantle it! You have our permission.
Feb 16th, 2017
sherry l. from WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
geneva l. from Greene, ME writes:
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Please Education should be a parent and State function. Keep the Federal Government out of it thank you.
Feb 16th, 2017
Robert S. from Pahrump, NV signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
John D. from Kenai, AK writes:
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It's about time.....Get rid of the DOE!!!!
Feb 16th, 2017
John D. from Kenai, AK writes:
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It's about time.....Get rid of the DOE!!!!
Feb 16th, 2017
Arthur T. from Oceanside, CA signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Erich B. from Ramona, CA signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
J G. from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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I personally think all public elementary, junior high, and high schools should be abolished. Parents should teach their own children. If for some reason they can't teach their own children, then they should make arraignments to have them taught. The federal government should definitely not be involved in education.
Feb 16th, 2017
Someone from Newville, PA signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Harold H. from Fairbanks, AK signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Charles L. from Mossyrock, WA signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
damoder r. from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Lonnie V. from Joplin, MO signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Jayna W. from Pomona, CA signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Adrian L. from Los Angeles, CA signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Mary Ann K. from Torrance, CA writes:
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Mary Ann Kearney 4516 Talisman St. Torrance, CA 90503
Feb 16th, 2017
Stanley S. from Parker, CO signed.
Feb 16th, 2017
Michael W. from Berryville, AR writes:
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This is an excellent first step in turning state's responsibilities back to the states. It is the constitutionally appropriate, fiscally responsible, and morally proper thing to do.
Feb 16th, 2017
Ira S. from Universal City, TX writes:
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This should have been done a long time ago. Now students are in an abyss with no way out if their computers or smart phones go down. They do not know anything about how situations or problems are supposed to work. They are not taught to reason, only how to program. If that system breaks down, they cannot even make change. And all this has occurred in the last forty years, after the federal government stepped into the picture.
Feb 16th, 2017
Donna M. from Helena, MT writes:
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I have waited half a lifetime to see the federal government taken out of the education business. They're not good at--witness the most recent Common Core debacle--and they have no business regulating it. That responsibility is a state and local one! Please, I beg you: sign onto this short, sweet and critically important bill and do all you can to see it ushered through Congress. Thank you so much! We will remember this at election time!
Feb 15th, 2017
Lorenzo G. from Redlands, CA signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
James B. from Locust Grove, GA writes:
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I have become concerned about my Senators since I began supporting President Trump. If the resistance to President Trump from my Senator continues I will make sure to not vote for him again again. Perhaps many of the senior members of the Senate have become to comfortable in their reelections and should be removed from office. I do not like the Republican Senators we elect not supporting our Republican President. He is who we elected and as long as he is doing what he promised to do, sneators should do what we elected you to do. Your future rests with you actions.
Feb 15th, 2017
Howard Z. from Delray Beach, FL writes:
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Send Education decisions back to the grassroots where it belongs.
Feb 15th, 2017
Ray S. from Lancaster, OH signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Annemarie R. from Granbury, TX writes:
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There is so much waste in the federal education programs, and they support the union which protects incompetent teachers. Return the education of our children to their parents, communities and states. Please support HR 899 to eliminate the Department of Education. Thank you for your support.
Feb 15th, 2017
Judy S. from Lancaster, OH signed.