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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

House Ed Committee Studies How Feds Can Avoid Being A Burden to Taxpayers -- Really?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. July 18, 2017

Maybe the message is getting through to Republican conservatives on Capitol Hill that government pre-K programs are a failure – no matter how much liberals lie about how government early childhood programs close the gap for poor children.

The House Sub-Committee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education met on July 13 to discuss the effectiveness of government early childhood programs. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified about the overlap between early learning and child care programs with 44 separate federal supporting programs and nine that are specifically dedicated. Some of the programs are even working to achieve similar goals.

The inefficient and costly bureaucratic layers of these federal early childhood programs are causing states to consider alternate ways to support their vulnerable families.

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce are examining how states can take the leadership on pre-K with parents again being in control of their children’s education. Federal programs are being assessed to determine how they can best serve without being a burden to American taxpayers.

The people have a simple answer for that!  Get the Feds out of Dodge City. Shut down the United States Department of Education and return ALL control over education to the states and local communities that legally belongs to us under the U.S. Constitution.

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