The United States Constitution did not give the federal government the right to control education but reserved that power for the states and the people. So they could implement their indoctrination program the Marxist/Progressives established control of education when they established the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on May 4, 1980, in the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88 of October 1979). Under this law, ED's mission is to:
Strengthen the Federal commitment to assuring access to equal educational opportunity for every individual;
Supplement and complement the efforts of states, the local school systems and other instrumentalities of the states, the private sector, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents, and students to improve the quality of education;
Encourage the increased involvement of the public, parents, and students in Federal education programs;
Promote improvements in the quality and usefulness of education through Federally supported research, evaluation, and sharing of information;
Improve the coordination of Federal education programs;
Improve the management of Federal education activities; and
Increase the accountability of Federal education programs to the President, the Congress, and the public.
Other federal laws concerning education have subsequently been passed but the federal laws with the most impact on education concern:
Equal access to education
Safeguarding students' constitutional right
Safeguarding teachers' constitutional rights.
Students are protected against discrimination based on race, gender, religion, or disability, or ethnicity through the 14th Amendment.
Every Student Succeeds Act
The federal government also influences education by allocating funding only to those school districts that follow certain federal guidelines. Most of this money goes toward assistance programs for children with disabilities. The rest of the money is distributed to school districts under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
This is a statement by Ronald Reagan to eliminate the Department of Education:
The Department of Education began operating in 1980. On September 24, 1981 in his Address to the Nation on the Program for Economic Recovery, President Ronald Reagan said, “As a third step, we propose to dismantle two Cabinet Departments, Energy and Education. Both Secretaries are wholly in accord with this. Some of the activities in both of these departments will, of course, be continued either independently or in other areas of government. There’s only one way to shrink the size and cost of big government, and that is by eliminating agencies that are not needed and are getting in the way of a solution. Now, we don’t need an Energy Department to solve our basic energy problem. As long as we let the forces of the marketplace work without undue interference, the ingenuity of consumers, business, producers, and inventors will do that for us. Similarly, education is the principal responsibility of local school systems, teachers, parents, citizen boards, and State governments. By eliminating the Department of Education less than 2 years after it was created, we cannot only reduce the budget but ensure that local needs and preferences, rather than the wishes of Washington, determine the education of our children.”
Right after the confirmation of Betsy DeVos to be secretary of education, Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie (R) is launched his own plans to reform the U.S. education system, and it involves getting rid of the federal Department of Education entirely.
Massie introduced H.R. 899, a bill to abolish the Department of Education as a whole by Dec. 31, 2018.
“Neither Congress nor the President, through his appointees, has the constitutional authority to dictate how and what our children must learn,” Massie said.
“Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be in charge of our children’s intellectual and moral development,” he added. “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.”
When candidate Trump was asked how he would cut spending, Trump named the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency as potential targets.
“No, I’m not cutting services, but I’m cutting spending. But I may cut Department of Education. I believe Common Core is a very bad thing. I believe that we should be — you know, educating our children from Iowa, from New Hampshire, from South Carolina, from California, from New York. I think that it should be local education,”
Although Marx advocated the use of any means, especially including violent revolution, to bring about socialist dictatorship, he suggested ten political goals for developed countries such as the United States. One of these political goals was the Free education for all children in government schools. The purpose, Marx expressed was to train the young to work for the communal debt system. Our schools are more interested in teaching our young “social justice” and “universal equality” then how to read, write, do math, civics, and think. The Department of Education is a major contributor in assisting in the accomplishment of this Marxist political goal.
If we Freedom Loving Americans are truly concerned with protecting freedom for future generations of Americans, the elimination of what has become the Department of Indoctrination is critical.