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Let's Cut Some Spending: $2.5 trillion on the Department of Education

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In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica chronicles the many ways Washington wastes YOUR tax dollars - and as you’ll see, the list is endless.

Today’s offering: $2.5 trillion on the Department of Education!

The Daily Signal reports:

The federal agency that President Jimmy Carter established in 1979 has nothing to show for an inflation-adjusted $2.5 trillion in total spending over the past four-and-a-half decades. Test scores aren’t up, the affordability of higher education certainly hasn’t improved, and welcoming the Washington swamp into local schools has provided opportunities for Democrats to advance a leftist social and welfare agenda.
Rather than continuing to throw good money after bad, Congress should expel the Department of Education from the federal budget.

Federally funded public education has been an abysmal failure. School choice is on the rise and that's no accident.

Ronald Reagan wanted to abolish the Department of Education for good reason. This is something that should be handled by the states and locales, not the federal government.

And lastly - and most importantly - trillions of dollars for something Washington should not even be involved in is simply money we don't have.


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