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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
Someone from Fountainville, PA writes:
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WE WERE JUST FINE WITHOUT THE FEDS IN OUR STATE BUSINESS. ALL THEY'VE DONE IS MAKE ONE HOT MESS OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS.
Feb 9th, 2017
Frances B. from Los Alamos, NM signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Robert B. from Camden Wyoming, DE writes:
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Government has no business being in our Classrooms. Teachers are puppets teaching a Government Agenda. More likely a Liberal Agenda. All states need to adapt their own education teachings based upon the basics. Reading, Writing and Math (Arithmetic). Time to teach Finance and the Stock market as well. Vitally important in survival. Our society is financially illiterate. Trade schools need to make a comeback as well. We need more people with trades.
Feb 9th, 2017
Catherine C. from Clearwater, FL writes:
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It's about time, t can't happen soon enough. It is just another bureaucratic mess, Clean it up!
Feb 9th, 2017
Mickey B. from Portland, OR signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Darryl W H. from Franksville, WI writes:
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Burn the Deparment of Education to the ground the sooner the better....
Feb 9th, 2017
Rick T. from Lakeland, FL writes:
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Divide and disperse authority and power as close to the individual as possible. Always!
Feb 9th, 2017
Edward C. from Murrieta, CA writes:
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drain that swamp!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 9th, 2017
Clyde H. from Searcy, AR signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
RICHARD K. from Jonesborough, TN signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
jeff f. from Perryville, MO writes:
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Since its inception we have dropped consistently in ranking. The country that put a man on the moon can barely spell it correctly.
Feb 9th, 2017
kaye s. from Broomfield, CO writes:
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Keep the schools local
Feb 9th, 2017
Richard B. from Olivet, MI signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Ron D. from Cocoa, FL signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Green Valley, AZ writes:
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Especially in New York City were the kids are graduating with a general HS diploma and do not know how to read and write. They need to go to a special agency to have their paper filled to go to work. How awful and shameful. Meanwhile retired teachers of NY are receiving such a large retirement checks. A couple that I know live on $9,000.00 a month and still complaining that is not enough.BASTA!
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Peoria, AZ writes:
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At last!
Feb 9th, 2017
Kristine C. from Whitehouse Station, NJ writes:
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Feb 9th, 2017
Caroline B. from Tuscaloosa, AL writes:
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I have worked in the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education as a Health Educator. Being acutely aware of the politics of the teacher union and it's seemingly complete control of the school is an eye opener to me. Without doubt, I believe that the students curriculum has become very political and "dumbed down". Please give control back to the states and to the parents and the community, where I believe that it belongs.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Bellbrook, OH signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Robert L. from Coeur d Alene, ID signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Kettle Falls, WA writes:
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overseeing public education at the local level only makes sense. Centralization is a waste of valuable educational monies.....we have been "throwing money" at education for the past 50 years and the education only gets worse. It is obvious from professional journals that a preponderance of our scientists, engineers, and those who have other very challenging degrees come from foreign countries. Highschools are a joke.....more of a social gathering than for learning.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Saint Johns, FL signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Pam G. from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Alhambra, CA writes:
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Finally !
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Alhambra, CA writes:
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Finally !
Feb 9th, 2017
Richard C. from Piney Flats, TN signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Central Point, OR writes:
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It's about time !!!
Feb 9th, 2017
Timothy N. from Roy, UT signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Mildred N. from Locust Grove, VA writes:
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Glad to see that someone is coming to their senses and getting rid of the Dept of Education, Also they have to get rid of Common Core
Feb 9th, 2017
Michael D. from Elk Grove Village, IL signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Michael B. from Hamilton, MT writes:
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I have been in favor of this idea for several decades. The Dept of Education is another federal boondoggle. The highest rate per capita spent on kids in the world and the rankings of US students on an international level are pathetic in math and science. The vast majority of education money is spent on administration not teaching. I think abolishing the Dept of Education is a great start.
Feb 9th, 2017
Bill G. from calhan, CO writes:
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Now might be the best time to push this legislation. The democrats are so upset with Betsy DeVos they might do anything to stop her.
Feb 9th, 2017
John C. from Lake Orion, MI writes:
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Out the door with common core. Our communities should have control of their own education system.
Feb 9th, 2017
Joyce W. from Austin, IN signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Gregory L. from Dayton, NV signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Lyman D. from Seguin, TX writes:
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One SIZE does not fit all. In fact, when our educational system taught us how to think, and not what to think, that diversity in learning gave America the best overall education in the world. The absolute best innovators in every aspect of society came out of that old system. 2+2=5 is an attempt to indoctrinate young mush-minds anything so-called educators want them to believe without thinking!!!
Feb 9th, 2017
David C. from Muncie, IN signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Karla W. from Bristol, CO signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Rich B. from Atherton, CA writes:
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Public education in this country has slipped to such a low level that it is more about liberal indoctrination, than about learning. Our children are falling behind the children of the other advanced nations, thanks to the corrupt teacher's unions and federal government meddling. This must be halted and reversed ASAP.
Feb 9th, 2017
Ron L. from Herndon, VA signed.