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Kurt Bills on Education

 


Eliminate the Education Department to reduce budget deficit

Kurt Bills dumped several books on a table, saying those documents provided a "starting point" for cutting the budget, admitting that key provisions such as eliminating the Education Department likely would be dropped in negotiations.

Bills backs the Platform to Revitalize America, a budget proposal by fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul. The plan also would eliminate the federal Education, Energy, Commerce and Housing and Urban Development departments.

Bills said that the federal Education Department has made no improvements he has seen in his 16 years as a high school teacher & he would abolish it. However, he said he realizes the department probably would survive negotiations, which he could accept.

The department is bloated, he said, including operating more than 200 programs encouraging students to get involved in science, technology, engineering and math education. He blamed the large number of programs on federal lawmakers, each of whom wants to look like he supports education.

Source: West Central Tribune on 2012 MN Senate debate , Oct 20, 2012

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