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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
Patrick B. from Richland, WA signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Nancy E. from Pittsburgh, PA writes:
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The education system needs to be handled by the local school district and not the federal government in Washington. Each district knows what is best for their student in their individual districts. Washington is only doing a one size fits all and that has not worked. Abolish the Dept of Education and give it back to the states.
Feb 9th, 2017
Bob L. from Chicago, IL writes:
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I agree. I am friends with a number of excellent people who taught at Edward Jenner in Cabrini Green in Chicago beginning in 1966 through when the school was closed. The CTU has dramatically changed since then for the worse, particularly regarding students.
Feb 9th, 2017
Emma J. from Anna, TX writes:
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It is time to get the Federal Government out of Public Education. It is not Constitutional and if you actually believe in the US Constitutional, you should support this bill. Thank you!
Feb 9th, 2017
Tim S. from Center Line, MI writes:
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Once Betsy DeVos fixes everything, we should not need a Dept of Ed. All the employees of that Dept can then go work for ICE, as the president is gearing up Border Patrol. Education decisions should be left to the Individual states, not the Fed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Larry C. from Lafayette, TN writes:
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It is about time for Parents to realize that the Teachers Union and college curriculum do not use the "behavioral principles of belonging" to a great organization, city, country, to motivate our children. They have moved to endoctrination vs. the original education based on Sacratese art of questioning what and how something is taught or works. The government mandates have backed the approach of indoctrination. Time to get back to what is exciting and manifests itself in a well educated population.
Feb 9th, 2017
Larry C. from Lafayette, TN writes:
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It is about time for Parents to realize that the Teachers Union and college curriculum do not use the "behavioral principles of belonging" to a great organization, city, country, to motivate our children. They have moved to endoctrination vs. the original education based on Sacratese art of questioning what and how something is taught or works. The government mandates have backed the approach of indoctrination. Time to get back to what is exciting and manifests itself in a well educated population.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Beaver Dam, WI writes:
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It's long overdue.
Feb 9th, 2017
Glenn P. from Houston, TX writes:
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2018 might be a bit timing wise. But clearly it needs to be done. A more realistic time frame would be in 4 years. gp
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Roanoke, VA writes:
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Local school districts know what they need for their students, not the federal government. Why are we sending our tax money to the fed just so they can send some of it back to us and tell us how to spend it? Millions of dollars to run the fed. dept. of educ. can stay in the states, thereby helping our children.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Wilkes Barre, PA signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Chris W. from Washington, TX writes:
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This fine example of the incompetence of the Federal government needs to be "deep Sixed"!
Feb 9th, 2017
Daniel P. from Lake Charles, LA signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Randy F. from Bodfish, CA writes:
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It is time for it to go!!
Feb 9th, 2017
Brian R. from Sherman Oaks, CA signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Fairfield, OH writes:
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Shrink Federal Government - end Useless DOE
Feb 9th, 2017
Ken L. from Barrington, IL writes:
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Ronald Reagan felt this department should be eliminated. Good enough for me. Give the authority back to the states and the people.
Feb 9th, 2017
Jeff N. from Westfield, NJ writes:
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There is no need for this agency Education should be handled by the states.
Feb 9th, 2017
Bruce & Sharon P. from Cheyenne, WY writes:
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This is a politically-charged department and it is entrenched with shadow warriors set on undermining the new president's administration and/or agenda. The Dept. of Education and its shock troops in the NEA, AFT, (unions) are highly effective in buying influence from the Democrat politicians and even two RINOs (Murkowski and Collins). Students are lagging far, far behind their counterparts in the poorest communist countries of the world, in spite of the trillions of dollars we pour into federal mandates. The Dept. of Education is instrumental in amassing the chain of student indoctrination centers (public high schools, colleges and universities) that have created Democrat-voting zombies who revile our Constitution. This is not producing better math and reading scores on learning productivity measures (tests,etc.) Stop dumbing America down! Support HR899 and terminate the Dept. of Education now!
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Katy, TX writes:
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There are too many highly paid nobodies in the dept. and those wages c ould be better spent on a border fence
Feb 9th, 2017
William B. from Colorado Springs, CO signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Doug L. from Greensboro, NC signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Phil P. from Pearland, TX writes:
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Public schools should be funded and controlled by the local community. Federal taxes should be reduced to acknowledge this change.
Feb 9th, 2017
Troy V. from Camas Valley, OR writes:
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Public education works best at the local level. This is a great bill as the federal government should not have influence over our local schools.
Feb 9th, 2017
Dr. Michael C. from Buffalo, NY writes:
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We need to remove this agency, free up its monies for local school districts, and free up these government bureaucrats so they can get real jobs in the private sector and perform honest productive work. This is a win, win, win proposal!
Feb 9th, 2017
Paul N. from Bozeman, MT writes:
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The Federal Bureaucracy has turned public education into a liberal propaganda machine with a "one size fits all" attitude.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Powell, WY signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
F s. from Pelham, NY signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Ted K. from Erie, PA signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Michael E. from New York, NY signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Dan F. from Wabash, IN signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Mike H. from Pinckney, MI writes:
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The best place for oversight of my local Pinckney school is at the local district level, or the State of Michigan. Save the money spent on duplication at federal level on something else.
Feb 9th, 2017
Loren L. from Omaha, NE writes:
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It is time to return public education to the people.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Houston, TX signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Dennis S. from Tucson, AZ signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Janice D. from Houston, TX signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Kay Z. from Kershaw, SC signed.
Feb 9th, 2017
Someone from Gardena, CA writes:
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End the Education Department -- End DC control!
Feb 8th, 2017
Joyce G. from Moss Point, MS signed.
Feb 8th, 2017
Sandra C. from Kissimmee, FL writes:
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Education should be strictly on a State and local level, where parents' voices may better be heard.