Ok, here’s a discussion… recently, I think it was Santorum who said that the Department of Education should be abolished. It’s too big, it has the third largest budget of the Federal Government, and much of that money goes toward enforcing the much-defiled No Child Left Behind law. A series of blog posts appeared at “that other blog” that some of us visit, discussing the idea of whether it should be abolished or not. The introductory post appears here.
So what do you think? Should the DoE be abolished, and full responsibility for public education be placed in the hands of the states? Should it stay in place as it is? Should it be cut back, left in place as only a guideline-setting body? Or should we go in a complete opposite direction with our educational system?