Thursday, January 11, 2018

Let's get rid of the Department of Education

Canada is a federation of 10 provinces and three territories. Under the Canadian Constitution, provincial governments have exclusive responsibility for all levels of education. They do not have a Department of Education sopping up tax dollars to feed a massive bureaucracy, and yet Canada's students score much higher in math, science and reading than U.S. students.

If the Department of Education were eliminated it would be a savings of $50 billion. It hasn't improved test scores and is the main reason for the high cost of college, with student loan debt now over $1 trillion, more than credit card debt of about $700 billion. (The Cato Institute)

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