It has only been around for thirty years, consumed hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money, and yet our government educational system seems to be turning out more morons than ever before.
Not only that, but this parking lot for otherwise unemployable bureaucrats is promoting things that are not a little hostile to my concept of freedom and liberty by using our tax dollars to push the written works of America-hating commie scum such as Saul Alinsky and Cloward Piven, to name just a few.
It's time to pull the plug on one of the most useless (not to mention dangerous) federal agencies in existence.
Via Doug Ross at directorblue.blogspot.com:
You may be surprised to discover that the Department of Education did not even exist until 1980.You can read the rest at this link.
Yet, over the last three years alone, the Department has spent roughly a third of a trillion dollars with copious amounts of 'Stimulus' spending sent directly to the bosses of the teachers' unions.
I think even progressives would agree that the Department of Education has been an abysmal failure. Hundreds of billions of dollars were spent in just the last few years alone with literally no measurable effect.
But the progressives claim they need more money.
I disagree. I recommend we excise the entire Department of Education and save tens of billions of dollars a year. Whatever they're doing isn't working and has never worked. And the United States survived just fine for over 200 years without an Education Department
I am hoping (perhaps somewhat naively) that the 112th House of Representatives is serious about getting a handle on out-of-control spending and cutting out much of the fat that has built up in the federal government over the years.
It seems to me that the Department of Education is as good a place to start as any.
Then they can turn there attention (and their knives) to the EPA, DoE, PBS, NEA, FCC, IRS, and a whole host of other federal agencies that are nothing more than places for fat-ass bureaucrats to park their over-fed behinds for forty hours a week, and that have no constitutional basis for existence.
If the repubs have the stones to do it.
They'd better, as the near-term survival of this republic is at stake.