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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
Apr 18th, 2017
Harriet E. from Redwood City, CA signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
William J. from South New Berlin, NY signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Alfred G. from Grants Pass, OR writes:
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Education is reserved by the Constitution for the States, as it is NOT an enumerated duty of the Federal Government in that document. Establishment of DOE was perhaps a noble idea in some bureaucrats' minds, but it has since proven to be a disaster for the public school system. Local school boards are the most capable of determining what they want their children to learn; that way it is far less likely to be government propaganda as is the situation now. Ask any 12th grader now what were the Great Books (do YOU know what they were?) and I'll pretty much guarantee that they won't have a clue as to what you're talking about! I attended public schools in Florida in the 40's and 50's, and we were taught ancient history and literature as well as world and US history right on up to the current decade or so (the end of WWII and Korean War).
Apr 18th, 2017
Dorothy M. from Bakersfield, CA writes:
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The Department of Education is a disgrace. Get rid of it ASAP. December 2018 is too long to wait. Make it December 2017.
Apr 18th, 2017
Someone from Graham, TX writes:
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As an older retired elementary teacher for over 20 years and an elementary principal for over 20 years, I recall how we as educators could work with our Texas Education system and have influence over the educational programs available to use in our local schools. That is unfortunately now no longer a possibility.
Apr 18th, 2017
June S. from Vista, CA signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Joyce M. from Glasgow, VA signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Dianna W. from Boulder, CO writes:
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We need to remove the federal government from our education system. Education can be handled at the state level where it belongs.
Apr 18th, 2017
james o. from Moberly, MO writes:
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Education should be regulated at the state and local level. We have the know how and passion to do so effectively.
Apr 18th, 2017
james o. from Moberly, MO writes:
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Education should be regulated at the state and local level. We have the know how and passion to do so effectively.
Apr 18th, 2017
Sanford S. from Lemoore, CA writes:
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Get the Federal Government out of the eduction system!
Apr 18th, 2017
Garry P. from Enid, OK signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Mary Anne G. from Corpus Christi, TX writes:
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good call!
Apr 18th, 2017
J. Gary N. from Prescott, AZ signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Richard W. F. from Mechanicsville, VA signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Rosemary W. from Sparks, NV writes:
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The absolute highest civil governing authority permitted under the Constitution to influence education is the individual State.
Apr 18th, 2017
Frederick C. from Prospect, CT writes:
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No more Federal interference in education, please!!!
Apr 18th, 2017
David S. from Henderson, NV signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Dale I. from Taylors, SC signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Someone from Mechanicsburg, PA signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Joseph H. from Dundalk, MD writes:
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Dept was founded as our students were failing, dropping out, our grades, compared to the world, were falling. We're 17th now and Congo i.e. to fall. WHAT GOOD DID ALL TH TROLLIONS OF FOLLARS SPENT DO TO HELP...NOTHING! Pass this bill
Apr 18th, 2017
Chuck S. from Altamonte Springs, FL writes:
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That one sentence sums it all up perfectly. Just do it!
Apr 18th, 2017
Robert H. from Bristol, RI signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Robert H. from Bristol, RI signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Someone from Cashmere, WA signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Roger W. from Morriston, FL writes:
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Excellent move!!!!!!! I have been an educator all my life and do NOT want any federal government trying to tell me what to teach as they promote stuff contrary to our Constitution and American way of life!!!!!!!!!!!! Pass this bill!!!!!!!! I am sure that the Secretary of Education will endorse it as well!!!!!! Save our children and Save billions of wasted dollars!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 18th, 2017
Ben J. from Tomball, TX signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Someone from Naples, FL signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Someone from Whippany, NJ writes:
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As an educator, I strongly encourage you comply with the citizens in your district who understand their children's needs and interest as they relate directly to their own and not necessarily to those of the federal government. Our founding fathers only permitted the Federal Government to act to protect and defend the USA, not spoon feed us every policy for every area of our life.
Apr 18th, 2017
Billy B. from Elba, AL signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
David C. from Pompano Beach, FL signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Cynthia R. from Tampa, FL signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Charles G. from Gig Harbor, WA writes:
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The federally run school system is broken and no amount of money will fix it!
Apr 18th, 2017
Connie C. from Blanket, TX signed.
Apr 18th, 2017
Everett S. from Gainesville, FL signed.
Apr 15th, 2017
Howard l. from pgh., PA signed.
Apr 8th, 2017
Wanda S. from Weatherford, TX writes:
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Getting rid of the Department of education will stop a lot of propaganda that is in the schools. according to Agenda The Grinding Down of America our schools have been infiltrated by the communists. We need to stop them before it is too late.
Apr 2nd, 2017
Robert j G. from Huntsville, TX writes:
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Pass HR 899
Apr 2nd, 2017
Derrick D. from Southfield, MI signed.
Mar 29th, 2017
Francis S. from Boerne, TX signed.