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Greg Brannon on Education

 

 


Federal involvement in education is unconstitutional

The Constitution of the United States does not include a provision for the federal government to be involved in local education--a duty, by the tenth amendment, that is allocated to the individual states.

However, since its inception in 1979, the size and scope of the Department of Education has grown at an unacceptable and unconstitutional pace.

Educational decisions are most effective when made locally, where parents, teachers, & community leaders can determine the most effective use of resources. I will promote efforts to return education funding back to the states, where state legislatures can work hand in hand with educational experts to develop state-based programs that work for them. I will work to reduce the size, scope, and influence of the Department of Education with the ultimate goal of eliminating it completely. I will support efforts to repeal No Child Left Behind and to end Race to the Top grant programs that coerce states into accepting federal funds.

Source: 2016 Senate campaign website GregBrannon.NationBuilder.com , Feb 3, 2016

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