The Leesburg representative to the Loudoun County School Board in a letter endorsing Bob Marshall for Congress, agrees with Marshall on the elimination of the U.S. Dept of Education. The Department of Education (from the Loudoun Times Mirror article):
“…which operates on a $67 billion budget, establishes educational policy and administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. According to the department’s website, its elementary and secondary programs serve nearly 16,900 school districts and approximately 50 million students attending more than 98,000 public schools and 28,000 private schools annually.
“Department programs also provide grant, loan, and work-study assistance to more than 13 million post-secondary students,” the department’s website states.
And how’s that working out for you so far?
Congratulations to Mr. Fox on saying what needs to be said: the U.S. Department of Education has not helped the quality of education in these United States in any measurable way, and is not worth the tens of billions of dollars we put into it as taxpayers every year.
Eliminate it, and actually reform education.