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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 9th, 2017
Doyle P. from Jamestown, KY writes:
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the federal government does not need to have a say in everything!
Feb 9th, 2017
Michael B. from Green Cove Springs, FL signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Dave M. from Berwyn, IL signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Demopolis, AL writes:
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Vote YES to H.R. 899
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Middletown, CT writes:
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It's Constitutionally not delegated to the federal government to educate our children. It will save tax dollars and move toward reducing the nation's debt.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Middletown, CT writes:
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It's Constitutionally not delegated to the federal government to educate our children. It will save tax dollars and move toward reducing the nation's debt.
Feb 9th, 2017
Jewell C. from Fredonia, KY signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
David S. from Huntsville, TX writes:
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Education administration should be local and state administered.
Feb 9th, 2017
Philip L. from Torrington, CT signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Cheryl A. from Ledbetter, KY signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
jerry o. from Sweetwater, TX writes:
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reduce overpopulated government departments as many over lap OR they are not of any use except to make a job for some one.
Feb 9th, 2017
Michael P. from Martinsville, IN signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Chuck S. from Altamonte Springs, FL writes:
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This is a first step toward assuring that future generations will be equipped with the necessary intellectual tools to allow them to compete confidently in the World marketplace. Our children lag way behind the children of numerous other countries, particularly in the fields of mathematics and science, and their spelling isn't all that hot either.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Sequim, WA writes:
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The Department of Education has spent and wasted untold monies on bureaucracy, yet done nothing to actually improve education in the United States.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Blairsville, GA signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
gregory b. from Saint George, UT writes:
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Please support this legislation. End the DOE!!!
Feb 9th, 2017
Dale T. from Cedar, MN signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Donald A. from Moses Lake, WA writes:
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The federal government exists to protect citizens from foreign invaders, not to tell local school districts what to teach!
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Conyers, GA writes:
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Why send tax money to The Department of Education so they can pay bureaucrats then send the remainder back to the states. Cutout one level of bureaucrats. The Constitution does not say any thing about education being Federal.
Feb 9th, 2017
Lynn B. from Fayetteville, GA signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Richard P. from Tucson, AZ signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Marguerite B. from Simi Valley, CA writes:
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When I was young, the PTA was involved in the education of children. My mother had a say in what class and teacher I had. It barely exists now. Parents let the teacher's unions have the final say.
Feb 9th, 2017
Wm. G. from Warsaw, IN signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Mary Ann K. from Torrance, CA writes:
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I have seen my grandchildren suffer through Common Core. It must go.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Maple Shade, NJ signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Stamford, CT writes:
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Yes. Make it a local responsibility. Too much wasted money. Too much interference from federal government. A complete overhaul is needed.
Feb 9th, 2017
ANNE M. from JIM THORPE, PA writes:
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Send it back to the states
Feb 9th, 2017
Thelma R. from San Tan Valley, AZ signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Linda M. from Albany, OR signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Timothy D. from St. Clair, MI writes:
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The federal government is way too big and has its fingers in too many aspects of our lives. When the federal government gets involved, it gets screwed up. Look at the ACA.
Feb 9th, 2017
John W. from Golden Valley, AZ signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
George F. from Lincoln, CA signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Lloyd B. from Monroe, LA writes:
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Somehow we lived through the "new math" that generated a whole generation of young people who didn't understand simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Now we have "Common Core" that is confusing to many teachers responsible for imparting knowledge to our youth. We were fortunate enough to limit Jimmy Carter to one term, and we now desperately need to get his legacy legislation and the federal government out of our K-12 schools and get back to the kind of education this grandfather was fortunate to receive. I'm counting on your support of H. R. 899 to eliminated the "Department of (un)Education!
Feb 9th, 2017
Christopher T. from Tampa, FL writes:
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Uphold your oath to the Constitution. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution...are reserved to the States.
Feb 9th, 2017
Garry S. from Banner, WY signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Keith R. from Mount Pleasant, TX signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Alma B. from Odessa, TX writes:
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Send it back to the states
Feb 9th, 2017
Alma B. from Odessa, TX writes:
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Send it back to the states
Feb 9th, 2017
Roger C. from North Clarendon, VT writes:
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Get the FEDS out of our classrooms!!
Feb 9th, 2017
Gregory A. from Gambrills, MD signed.