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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 11th, 2017
Someone from Telephone, TX writes:
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All depts. need to be reformed and made smaller or be terminated starting with the Dept. Of Education.
Feb 11th, 2017
Thomas and Catherine S. from Oxnard, CA signed.
Feb 11th, 2017
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Feb 11th, 2017
Russell H. from Cameron, MO writes:
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return schools to the States
Feb 11th, 2017
Lou J A. from Sanford, NC writes:
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Education is a State's responsibility in concert with the state's taxpayers who are parents responsible for their children's education!
Feb 11th, 2017
Joseph J A. from Hudson, FL writes:
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Does this Completely remove Fed. Govt. from oversight, like Islam being taught in Schools in a state Over run with Leftist's, or other groups by Colonization. Or having no Am. flag Or no Pledge.
Feb 11th, 2017
Someone from Belton, MO writes:
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Education belongs to parents, communities and the individual states. We don't need the federal government involved in decisions regarding education.
Feb 11th, 2017
Someone from Clearwater, FL writes:
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The Dept of Ed is an extortionist organization, withholding the return of the state's resident's federal taxes for concessions in teaching practices. Shame on you for allowing that practice to exist for almost 5 decades.
Feb 11th, 2017
Teresa S. from Friendswood, TX writes:
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I would appreciate it if you would consider this. I will have grandchildren in the near future who will go to school and I am quite tired of the indoctrination going on in the public school system that does not pertain to math, science and literature, but to ones own belief. I believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. If the leaders of the school system do not believe in my God, that is their prerogative, but don't teach children your god. Let middle America who believes in the God in which this country was built decide on their own how to teach their kids by going back to the basics of actually teaching the basics. Let us go back to teaching math, science, literature, respect and love for others and especially respect for elders. Respect for others does not mean that you have to believe in what they believe in, but respect that they have a right to believe that way and not bully them due to their beliefs. Lets get back to common sense rather than common core.
Feb 11th, 2017
W L T. from Butler, PA writes:
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Before we spend another $12,000 per student, see their test scores fall even further, and further empower the teachers unions, ACT!
Feb 11th, 2017
Da ve M. from Geneva, IL writes:
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Give the schools back to those who know what is best for their children.
Feb 11th, 2017
Karen N. from Indianapolis, IN writes:
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I realize this is a bold proposal but the federal government has it's hands in too many areas. The states need to take control of their education systems. Thank you for considering this.
Feb 11th, 2017
Timothy F. from Orange Park, FL signed.
Feb 11th, 2017
John S. from Raynham, MA signed.
Feb 11th, 2017
Evan S. from Clearwater, FL signed.
Feb 11th, 2017
Krystal J. from Fultondale, AL signed.
Feb 11th, 2017
Judy W. from BELLEVUE, NE signed.
Feb 11th, 2017
Bob G. from Austin, TX writes:
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No where in the U.S. Constitution is "education" designated as a duty of the federal government. It is absolutely a duty that is relegated to the states to provide. And states, here's a good outline for you to follow in regards to your curriculum; “It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue and of liberty and inspire them with just and liberal ideas of government and with an inviolable attachment to their own country.” – Noah Webster, On Education of Youth in America, 1790.
Feb 11th, 2017
Bob G. from Austin, TX writes:
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No where in the U.S. Constitution is education designated as a duty of the federal government. It is absolutely a duty that is relegated to the states to provide. And states, here's a good outline for you to follow in regards to your curriculum; “It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue and of liberty and inspire them with just and liberal ideas of government and with an inviolable attachment to their own country.” – Noah Webster, On Education of Youth in America, 1790.
Feb 11th, 2017
Bob G. from Austin, TX writes:
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No where in the U.S. Constitution is education designated as a duty of the federal government. It is absolutely a duty that is relegated to the states to provide. And states, here's a good outline for you to follow in regards to your curriculum; “It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue and of liberty and inspire them with just and liberal ideas of government and with an inviolable attachment to their own country.” – Noah Webster, On Education of Youth in America, 1790.
Feb 11th, 2017
William Z. from New Milford, CT signed.
Feb 11th, 2017
Adrian L. from Los Angeles, CA signed.
Feb 11th, 2017
Mark U. from Alpine, TX signed.
Feb 11th, 2017
Sofie K. from Fresno, CA writes:
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The education of our children is the responsibility of our parents, our community and our state. We are not cookie cutter states nor cookie cutter kids. Every community has its own needs, problems and diversity. Even here where I live there are 3 plus school districts and they vary widely in needs. There is no way DC can adequately deem how our schools should be run.
Feb 10th, 2017
Jeffrey W. from Westville, OK signed.
Feb 10th, 2017
Someone from Sparks, NV writes:
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The Department of Education needs to be dismantled asap! They have interfered with true education and have weakened our children, which in turn, weakens our society.
Feb 10th, 2017
Someone from Sparks, NV writes:
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The Department of Education needs to be dismantled asap! They have interfered with true education and have weakened our children, which in turn, weakens our society.
Feb 10th, 2017
Mj B. from Holly Ridge, NC writes:
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I was a public school teacher for 45 years, retired recently. PLEASE send education back to the states! Federal government as usual has destroyed any real education which has over the last many years become purely indoctrination. Please pass this bill!
Feb 10th, 2017
Douglas D. from Clermont, FL writes:
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Public schools have been than over by liberals, progressives and Islamic groups ( who pay for free books, changing history to favor Islam). Not all American want this trash instilled into our children. Support Americans, pass this bill.
Feb 10th, 2017
Someone from Weatherford, TX writes:
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Past time to get government out of education!
Feb 10th, 2017
Bob K. from Rogue River, OR writes:
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Great idea, a number of "other" federal agencies need the same action, ASAP.......
Feb 10th, 2017
Chris K. from Saint Ignace, MI signed.
Feb 10th, 2017
Kevin S. from West Chester, PA writes:
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State and local education only. End Common Core and the Dept. Of Education.
Feb 10th, 2017
Someone from Santa Barbara, CA writes:
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Turn education back over to the states and get rid of the Dept of education!
Feb 10th, 2017
Daneta M. from Santa Barbara, CA signed.
Feb 10th, 2017
Daneta M. from Santa Barbara, CA signed.
Feb 10th, 2017
Stephanie S. from Virginia Beach, VA signed.
Feb 10th, 2017
Chris and Tammy K. from Fort Worth, TX signed.
Feb 10th, 2017
Brent H. from Annapolis, MD writes:
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Education has declined every year for 30 years. Give all the money and control back to the states. Close the Dept. of Education.
Feb 10th, 2017
Barbara C. from San Andreas, CA signed.