Congratulations to Betsy DeVos, Now Let’s Abolish Her Department

(From Real Clear Markets)

DeVos has fought the good fight for years to improve the quality of children’s education via the expansion of school choice. Of course, that earned the wrath of teachers’ unions, the public school machine, and their political minions (i.e., mainly, the Democratic Party). As was clear from the attacks on DeVos, the machine demands that any education secretary protect public schools, teachers and bureaucrats…

…it’s time to recognize that the U.S. Department of Education is nothing more than a sop to the public school machine. It’s time for this department, created in 1980, to be shut down. In fact, U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, along with assorted co-sponsors, have introduced a bill (H.R. 899) to abolish the Department of Education by the end of 2018. Massie summed the issue up quite nicely, “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.”

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