Bill To Abolish Dept Of Education Coincides With Secretary Devos Confirmation

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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced a piece of legislation that is so simple even Nancy Pelosi can understand it. It is a bill designed to abolish the Department of Education. As fate would have it he introduced it at the same time Vice President Pence was casting the deciding vote in the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education. That effort to get her approved may be short-lived, just a little under two years. 

The bill is H.R.899, and was written with Nancy Pelosi and those members of Congress with similar impairments in mind, consisting of only one sentence. She’ll easily be able to read at least half of it before her mind wanders off. That one sentence reads, “The Department of Education Shall Terminate on December 31, 2018.”

In a press release announcing the bill, Massie makes an excellent point, stating “Neither Congress nor the President, through his appointees, has the constitutional authority to dictate how and what our children must learn.”

He added, 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.”

An original cosponsor of the legislation, Rep Walter Jones (R-NC) said, “For years, I have advocated returning education policy to where it belongs — the state and local level. DC bureaucrats cannot begin to understand the needs of schools and its students on an individual basis. It is time that we get the feds out of the classroom, and terminate the Department of Education.”

Other cosponsors of the legislation included, including Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID).

Secretary of Education Devos is unpopular with the Democrats but even their political revenge is not enough of a motivator for the Democrats to actually vote to act in the interest of the nation and it’s children, and against one of their enabling groups, the public school teacher lobby.

They’re the reason why they fought her confirmation as hard as they did. Now the teachers may have to face the competition all of us do in the private sector. That’s going to be a painful lesson for many of them, a test many of them won’t be able to pass.

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9 Comments on Bill To Abolish Dept Of Education Coincides With Secretary Devos Confirmation

  1. How wonderful the corrupt democorupts have schizophrenic convulsions over losing the dept of education to rob funds from and courupt children or try to stop her from stopping them.

  2. Dr. Deplorable // February 9, 2017 at 11:09 pm // Reply

    I support the elimination of the NEA & the NFT UNIONS! The Unions and O’VomitCore are run by Soros & Satan!

  3. I would hope that would really happen, but I highly doubt it, and with DeVos, all private, religious, and home schoolers will have to accept the fed regulations when they accept voucher tax monies. That’s the law, and thus, all education will be owned by the federal reformers who want to control education. Dr. Machen spoke about it in 1933.

    Rick, may I ask why I have to fill out the commentary info every time I post, and then get an email stating I’ve signed up? Maybe there could be a better way to put in comments, where you can still control who comments.

    • sounds like a pain in the ass, for lack of a better term, kelleigh, I had no idea that happened. Let me see if I can figure it out, I’m not a computer guy so give me a little time. Thanks for letting me know.

  4. TONYA PARNELL // February 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm // Reply



    A ‘POSITIVE DENIAL of De Vos from the Movie lot of the DEMOCRATIC liberal PARTY and DC – IS A GOOD THING ! …What has been done in the past is ABSOLUTELY not working.— FOR PROOF take a look at the members of the riots in the College campuses and streets WHERE (at midnight) AN EIGHT YEAR OLD HAS INSTANT CELEBRITY STATUS FOR BURNING THE FLAG and cursing our ELECTED PRESIDENT ……and his celebrity “foster” father rewards him with a great big grin and a hug !….. —- and in the light of day a young , high school age ‘lady’ (I use the term loosely) throws her bloody ‘pad’ in the face (mouth) of a minister .because SHE doesn’t like what he is SAYING ? … SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE !!! AND I REFUSE TO BELIEVE IT IS ‘NOT’ THE FAULT OF THE ‘SOCIAL’ PUBLIC SYSTEM ….

  6. I expect DeVos would like the elimination of the dept of edu

  7. Hadenoughalready // February 8, 2017 at 3:22 pm // Reply

    It’s about damned time! The DoE is and has been nothing but a cluster flop since its inception. No one knows what’s best for THEIR kids than the parents and local school boards.
    This foolish notion of “tenure” is another bone of contention with me. Just because a teacher has gained tenure doesn’t make them a “good teacher”. Without competition, the rotten teachers get to continue poisoning our kids, unabated.
    I’m a bug fan of “merit”. Whether making burgers, sweeping floors or teaching our kids. If a teacher’s “merits” are lacking, they need to go and we shouldn’t have to wait for a tragedy to occur for them to be thrown out of the classroom.

  8. Dennis Clark // February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm // Reply

    Will this also eliminate the position of Secretary of Education?

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