Education is the great equalizer in our country. Regardless of someone’s background, a high quality education gives them a pathway to success. On education, we absolutely have to get it right.
Education policy has to recognize that each student is unique and original. Meeting the needs of every child requires a variety of educational choices and options that can only be done at the local level. Moving forward would require sending powers back to the states and getting federal bureaucrats out of local education decisions.
We desperatly need to stop the ongoing federal intrusion into education. This intrusion is most evident through Common Core and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized No Child Left Behind. These terrible policies are key examples of unnecessary, detrimental federal intrusion into education. Sadly, when they voted for ESSA, Establishment Republicans voted to reauthorize No Child Left Behind and to keep programs like Common Core in place. On top of that, the Omnibus bill that Establishment Republicans passed locked funding for intrusive programs and the Department of Education into place.
This is unacceptable!
One of the few things Congress is responsible for, is to insure a Republic form of government in each State and would be the only time the Federal Government has a say in what our children must learn. I firmly believe in the ability for parents to choose in either homeschooling or sending their children to private schools. That will be a big part of the solution to fixing our education system.
As your Senator I would either join with others or introduce a bill myself to abolish the Department of Education and put a complete stop to federal intrusion into education once and for all.