Marco Rubio in Nevada: We Don’t Need a Department of Education

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Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (CC-By-SA 3.0)

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) during a campaign stop in Nevada said something that should resonate with many of our readers – The U.S. Department of Education is not needed.

AP reports:

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn’t need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommendations to state and local governments often turn into mandates tied to money.

The Florida senator made the comments Tuesday during a town hall meeting in Carson City. About 200 people attended the gathering in a community center, part of a tour of northern Nevada.

“What starts out as a suggestion ends up being, ‘If you want money from us, you must to do it this way,’ and you will end up with a version of a national school board,” Rubio said. “We don’t need a national school board.”

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Rubio said the department administers certain programs that have merit but those could be transferred to other agencies. “I honestly think we don’t need a Department of Education,” he said.

The Democratic National Chair, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (R-FL) quickly left to the U.S. Department of Education’s defense.

I’d like to know which of these millions of kids the U.S. Department of Education has actually educated. ┬áI’d also like the Congresswoman to provide any data that shows public K-12 education actually improving on the USDE’s watch and if there is any tangible evidence they had anything to do with it.

Congresswoman you must have forgotten that we put a man on the moon years before we had a U.S. Department of Education. We’ll be just fine.

One thought on “Marco Rubio in Nevada: We Don’t Need a Department of Education

  1. “…we put a man on the moon years before we had a U.S. Department of Education.”

    Slight correction – we put a man on the moon years BECAUSE we DIDN’T HAVE a U.S. Department of Education

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