If the Department of Education is closed, who will meet kids’ needs?
There is clear evidence that the involvement and oversight of education by the Federal Department of Education has not resulted in quality educational opportunities for children.
Every state has a State Board of Education, a Department of Education and locally elected school boards. These are the organizations, in close partnership with parents, most capable to ensure all children have access to excellent educational opportunities. Since each child and each community is unique, it is inappropriate to make all educational opportunities the same.
What about children with Special Needs?
Even with the ending of federal education programs and closure of USED, federal law continues to protect all persons with disabilities. USED wastes more money that could go to students rather than to the administrators of programs. Local control of programs for children with special needs can ensure more appropriate programming based on the needs of the children in each community.