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After DeVos Confirmation, Republicans File Legislation To Abolish The Department Of Education

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After DeVos Confirmation, Republicans File Legislation To Abolish The Department Of Education

Just a few hours after the historic confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a House Republican introduced legislation to abolish the entire Department of Education.

Representative Thomas Massie introduced a bill that states that “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”

“Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be in charge of our children’s intellectual and moral development. States and local communities are best positioned to shape curricula that meet the needs of their students,” Massie said in a statement.

Massie’s bill has also been signed by seven other Republicans: House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (Utah) and Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Jody Hice (Ga.), Walter Jones (N.C.) and Raúl Labrador (Idaho).

DeVos has been one of the most unqualified to lead the Department of Education. During her hearing she often dodged questions saying she was unable to give a response and often raise doubts on the answers she gave. When asked about guns in school she said they would be important to “protect from potential grizzlies.”

Another concern about the confirmation of DeVos is the fact that she has donated an huge amount of money to the Republican party over the years. This raises the concern if her confirmation was a result of her past donations.

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