Sunday, November 27, 2016
Eliminating the Department of Education has been a fashionable idea ever since it was brought into existence during the oh-so-memorable (for all the wrong reasons) Carter administration. Since then, the bureaucracy has done nothing but grow. Now school districts and colleges must abide by the dictates of the Obama administration or risk losing a huge chunk of their funding. Under a more conservative Trump administration, the dictates may change but the risk remains: Do what bureaucrats in Washington tell you, or else. The Department of Education is a political weapon, and the nation would be better off if neither the Democrats nor the Republicans were able to wield it.