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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 15th, 2017
Charles F. from Post Falls, ID writes:
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We never should have allowed the government to be in charge of our youths mind, and education. Dissolve this department immediately.
Feb 15th, 2017
Frances J. from Huntsville, TX writes:
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About time...
Feb 15th, 2017
Ralph P. from New Boston, TX signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Ruth L. from Youngstown, NY writes:
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I kinda agree with one reservation. If a state has a well documentation of providing poor education to children, there has to be some control or point of help for parents to step in if the state itself has done nothing to better the states level of education. Basic learning should include all states guarantee, at least. In the school system near me for 30 years the school district did nothing for the kids with a barely 47% high school graduation and those who did graduate didn't have basic tools for which they could be hired for a job, for 30 years. And the state did nothing. There has to be some place for parents to go when the circumstances like ours exist within a state. I do agree maybe its not the place of the dep of education because it is too political and its new math is discouraging and frustrating to adults let alone kids. Common core should never have been forced on anybody especially with having threat of no money if refused by states or schools hanging over states heads. Blackmail or whatever you call it is illegal and not the type of gov't we need. Maybe after killing the dept. of education some other route could be set up for a place for parents to go if they have to expose their state's terrible education system.
Feb 15th, 2017
Lee C. from Safford, AZ writes:
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I also think that a few other Federal Departments could be eliminated, including the Department of Energy.
Feb 15th, 2017
F s. from Pelham, NY signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Robert E. from Sun Lakes, AZ writes:
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Please please do this! One thing I don't understand is, will the Federal government still provide education funding to the states if this department goes away?
Feb 15th, 2017
Bill S. from Fallbrook, CA writes:
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Please!
Feb 15th, 2017
David T. from Live Oak, FL signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
David N. from Manistee, MI signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Capt.Samuel C. from Port Arthur, TX signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Henry W. from Denver, CO writes:
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It's time we got the federal govt. out of the job of raising our children. When we want them indoctrinated with liberal propaganda, we will let them know.
Feb 15th, 2017
Kevin P. from Mansfield, TX writes:
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Long over due! Public education should be monitored at a state level, state by state.
Feb 15th, 2017
Cheryl G. from Wellington, FL signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Ray F. from Saratoga, CA writes:
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Eliminate the Federal governments involvement in education. Leave it to the states.
Feb 15th, 2017
David L. from Delphos, OH writes:
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This is not an area that the federal government has any business being involved in. The federal government has enough trouble managing areas that they should be responsible for. Work on balancing the budget, building the military, rolling back the EPA regulations that are slowing our economy, and running the lobbies out of D.C. While pass term limits on the House and Senate. If you are worth your salt, that should take about six months. Then you would deserve a week off.
Feb 15th, 2017
Sergey C. from Glenview, IL writes:
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The Department of Education is a waste of taxpayers money
Feb 15th, 2017
Kathy G. from Medical Lake, WA signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Someone from Douglas, AZ writes:
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As a retired teacher, I can testify to the damage the federal government has done to public education. Public education should be left to the states and communities, not to globalist elites.
Feb 15th, 2017
Leslie P. from Seguin, TX writes:
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Education should be handled by the state not the federal government. Please support H.R. 899.
Feb 15th, 2017
Terry H. from Davenport, IA writes:
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Betsy DeVos is an excellent choice by Trump, and she will be thrilled to work toward this end, even though it is her cabinet post. There will always be a place for Betsy Devos in the furtherance of educating our children in a fair and competent manner toward excellence!
Feb 15th, 2017
James F. from Greeneville, TN signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
James L. from Oakmont, PA signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Someone from San Antonio, TX writes:
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There needs to be more local control in each states schools and the governments needs to take care of protecting our country and a host of other pressing items.
Feb 15th, 2017
Someone from Lancaster, CA signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Garry S. from Banner, WY signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
KOSHY G. from SUNRISE, FL writes:
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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.”
Feb 15th, 2017
Alan B. from Charleston, WV writes:
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Under the Constitution, the Federal overnment has no authority whatsoever. The Department of Education should be abolished until such time as an amendment to the Constitution is ratified. Yeah, I know it is inconvenient to do that ... because the framers of our Constitution wanted it to be that way !
Feb 15th, 2017
Timothy D. from St. Clair, MI signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Someone from Benton, AR writes:
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Since the federal government took control of public education the American populace has been dumbed down more each year. Most so called public schools now graduate functional illiterates, American history is no longer taught or totally rewritten to teach politically correct lies. Math skills are now 17th among the industrialized nations instead of number 1. Children are no longer taught how to critically think for themselves but how to be mindless drones regurgitating the politically correct intolerance of those who hate the United States. The US taxpayers are robbed of $600 Billion+ around $12,000 per student a year,only to produce America hating, self-centered, brainwashed snowflakes that are totally unprepared to care for themselves. The Dept. of Education is a blight on America, a cancer that is killing our nation.
Feb 15th, 2017
Someone from Benton, AR writes:
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Since the federal government took control of public education the American populace has been dumbed down more each year. Most so called public schools now graduate functional illiterates, American history is no longer taught or totally rewritten to teach politically correct lies. Math skills are now 17th among the industrialized nations instead of number 1. Children are no longer taught how to critically think for themselves but how to be mindless drones regurgitating the politically correct intolerance of those who hate the United States. The US taxpayers are robbed of $600 Billion+ around $12,000 per student a year,only to produce America hating, self-centered, brainwashed snowflakes that are totally unprepared to care for themselves. The Dept. of Education is a blight on America, a cancer that is killing our nation.
Feb 15th, 2017
Someone from VALHALLA, NY signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Lendall B. from Monon, IN writes:
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Education is not the responsibility of the federal government nor is it constitional
Feb 15th, 2017
Gerald F. from Crosby, MN signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Someone from Minneapolis, MN writes:
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It has accomplished one thing quite well and that is that it has politicized the school system and the teachers pitting them against any tax payer, teacher, administrator, parent. or student that isn't exactly aligned with their mission. The system should be blind to anything political and only focused on teaching the subject matter to kids. It should not be focused on indoctrination and it should not be part of a sinister plan to suppress free thought and free speech.
Feb 15th, 2017
Dianna P. from Tustin, CA writes:
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Common Core is indoctrination of OUR children, the 5 "pillars" of Islam have NO PLACE in OUR public schools, parents have a God-given right to decide where to educate their offspring be it private schools, charter schools or public, SCHOOL CHOICE with VOUCHERS NOW
Feb 15th, 2017
Ron D. from Cocoa, FL signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Someone from Canonsburg, PA signed.
Feb 15th, 2017
Someone from New Milford, CT writes:
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In addition this would have a positive effect of shrinking government, and making it simpler as well.
Feb 15th, 2017
Shereen G. from Mooresville, NC signed.