The Overseer or The Undertaker? – Making A Real Difference

Posted: February 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

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SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, defended Wednesday co-sponsoring a bill that seeks to do away with the U.S. Department of Education.

HR 899 was introduced Tuesday by Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Kentucky, and is composed of just one line: “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” Chaffetz co-sponsored the bill along with six other representatives.

Chaffetz defended his position Wednesday, saying that states should decide how public schools are taught.

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  1. But why does the ED exist in the first place? And why am I just realizing the ED is a relatively new thing? http://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/871/how-was-the-us-able-to-create-a-federal-department-of-education

    And, finally, why is it not obvious that out of 50 states some will do a worse job, so we better have some federal oversight on arguably the most important future commodity, an educated populace?

    • I suppose what you consider a worse thing, others would consider an improvement. Why should certain states not teach biblical creationism instead of established scientific consensus, if that’s what their legislatures want? What a time in which we live!

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