Do we need the Department of Education?

Ron Paul and Rick Perry both stated that if they were elected president they would do away with the Department of Education. Some people did not, or do not, understand anyone saying such a thing. Some think we need the federal government involved in education.

I am not one of those people. Perhaps you will agree with Ron Paul and Rick Perry after you read Charles Murray’s editorial: ‘Do we need the Department of Education?’

Charles Murray is the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He has a B.A. in history from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in political science from MIT. He has written many journalistic pieces for major newspapers and has a new book entitled, Coming Apart: The State of White America. 1960-2010.

Please read: Do We Need the Department of Education at HILLSDALE.EDU

or watch this interesting video:

Can we eliminate the Department of Education?


About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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3 Responses to Do we need the Department of Education?

  1. smijer says:

    Maybe a good idea would be for a couple of states with the worst quality education under the current system could get rid of their own departments of education, stop taking money or standards from the federal Department, and implement Murray’s ideas. Then measure in 5 years to see how that strategy impacted the state of education in those states.

    Empirical evidence is always more compelling than craftily worded essays and speeches. You can make them to defend the status quo, to attack the status quo, or to expand on the status quo… and depending on the reader or hearer’s predisposition to the status quo, one or the other will seem compelling and true… but truth doesn’t change depending on predispositions, and neither do empirical findings from well-designed tests.


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  3. jlue says:

    There are isolated systems that do not take funds, but I do not know of any states. I love that idea and wish states would implement it tomorrow, however, it would take time and dedication from citizens to support the systems. It could happen, but isn’t likely.


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