Restore local control
Education decisions should come from a local level. When President Jimmy Carter signed the Department of Education Act in 1979, he said in a statement, “A Department of Education will ensure that local communities retain control of their schools and education programs. That is essential if our schools are to ser ve their students properly, and the Department of Education will therefore not permit the federal government to begin making decisions on educa- tion policy that are best made at a local level.”
So why even have a federal department? Because it’s not about children. It’s about control — control through federal dollars. And it’s big business. It’s about pushing an agenda. Education should be about our children; they are our future leaders.
I recently joined United States Parents Involved in Education, and encourage you to do the same. Their goal is to end federal involvement in education and restore local control.
Please go to uspie.org and join the movement. Erin Knowles, Huntingtown