American Enterprise Institute
Do We Need the Department of Education?
Charles Murray is the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He received his B.A. in history at Harvard University and his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has written for numerous newspapers and journals, including the Washington Post, theWall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, andNational Review. His books include Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950-1980, What It Means to Be a Libertarian, and Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality. His new book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, will be published at the end of January.
The following is adapted from a speech delivered in...
Jennifer Gustafson Barnhouse~ "What other case might be made for federal involvement in education? Its contributions to good educational practice? Think of the good things that have happened to education in the last 30 years—the growth of homeschooling and the invention and spread of charter schools."
RGeorgeDunn~ That is local education, not federal. Newt states we need to send education back to the local schools, counties, State, in that order. Education is not a Constitutional enumeration. The blow-back from willfully violating the Law of the Land is injustice and creeping tyranny.
There needs to be a transition period to wean off federal dollars and reduce unconstitutional spending. We are better served to reduce federal burden locally, to free up income. If we fail to take this direction at this moment, we are forsaking our Liberty for the darkness to come.
It is a move, not of party, but of we the people, to take our Country back to the ideals and principles that led us so well. One principle is, by having 22% embedded federal tax in a loaf of bread, you handicap US Industry to imports at 22% federal tax business expense. Wage earners use net income to pay the tax they just paid.
We need to have a Nation wide class on how to get out of the box.
Constitutional Conduct and FairTax please~ oh ya, Vouchers for Liberty Sake~