"Am I anti-education? Not a bit. I am pro education done the right way. Heck, I am married to a teacher. However, education is best managed at its most local level."
Wow! Sounds kind of like a Bill O'Reilly book! But it is not. It is about doing away with a huge waste of money. And right now, this organization, the Department of Education, has never been lower fruit on the tree. This is an issue I have been strong on for quite a while. I detest this organization. I hate what it had done to our kids. And I hate this cabal between government organization and the education unions.
Many have talked about what a hothead our President is. How he can fly off the handle and lose his cool. In my opinion, he has been very measured in how he is handling the Department of Education. After seeing how Betsy DeVos was treated in her confirmation hearing and then how the Loony Left treated her after confirmation, I would declare war on this education mess.
President Trump nominated Ms. DeVos for one reason only - she was an outsider who has a reputation as a reformer. I think Trump was going to give this worthless waste of space one more chance. Let Betsy DeVos come in and kick over the furniture. Change the landscape. However, if the Loony Left will not let her do it, I would give her new marching orders. Start the wind down process which would culminate with a total elimination of this department by the end of the fiscal year.
Am I anti-education? Not a bit. I am pro education done the right way. Heck, I am married to a teacher. However, education is best managed at its most local level. The federal government has no business in it. The state should only have a minor interest in it. The local communities should not only be the stakeholders, but also the managers.
This department, which does absolutely nothing, employees 4,400 people and has a budget of almost $70B. This is not chump change. Even if Betsy DeVos is able to manage this mess, it should be greatly reduced in size.
In any event, under President Trump I think the days of this department are numbered. And the lower that number is, the better.