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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) is introducing legislation that would abolish the federal education department. The bill, H.R.899, is only one sentence and states: “The Department of Education Shall Terminate on December 31, 2018.”
The congressman added:
Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be in charge of our children’s intellectual and moral development.
States and local communities are best positioned to shape curricula that meet the needs of their students. Schools should be accountable.
Parents have the right to choose the most appropriate educational opportunity for their children, including home school, public school, or private school.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
Here is to hoping...
but I foresee the Teachers unions whipping the news media into an anti-children frenzy, that will doom it.
I have no problem with a union for teachers... but when they make it impossible to fire bad teachers, or even teachers convicted of crimes... they need to go.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: Shamrock6
I'm sorry, but athletics are not the priority in education.
Athletics do have benefits for the welfare of kids, but I don't think it should be part of education.
And athletics are certainly no reason to keep the federal government in power over education.
(ETA: Of course physical education classes in schools are important.)
In my area we have many community sports teams, and that is where my kids got their athletic experience.
A few school teams as well - sure.
But the point is, communities can do this on their own.
As for colleges, if there is a demand for women in sports, and they want to attract students/consumers, then they will have to do what works for their success.
originally posted by: MisterMcKill
I'm a teacher, and you have no idea how bad I and my fellow teachers want the Department of Education to go away. Local control of schools allows teachers to teach, and it holds us accountable. Right now, people talk a lot of smack about teachers, but much of what they say has to do with things that are out of our control. I want to give my students a proper education, but I have to be allowed to do it. Ridding ourselves of the DOE will not solve all of our problems, but it will be a very good start.