Representative Massie (KY) introduced a bill to abolish the Department of Education on Tuesday morning.
The entirety of the bill reads,
“The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”
The bill comes on the same day of the Senate’s confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. Massie states that the President nor an appointee have the constitutional authority to dictate children’s education. Including how they learn and what they learn in public schools.
Massie goes on to state,
“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.”
Massie states that crushing big government starts with eliminating agencies that we do not need. Returning the power of education back to the state and local governments and communities.
Massie also hopes to eliminate the Department of Energy. Stating that the free market will work itself out in regard to energy, we do not need the government in control. Eliminating the two departments will also decrease the cost of big government spending.
(H/t Congressman Massie)