Allen Buckley on Education
2004 former Libertarian Senate challenger (GA)
A: While I believe education is incredibly important, with the exception of providing low interest rate loans for college, I don’t believe education should be part of the role of the federal government. The more locally K-12 education is handled, the better.
A: I’m against vouchers and I’m for elimination of the U.S. Department of Education. I think that, the more local public school can be made, the better.
A: A moment of silence (to do whatever the student desires) is fine.
Education has not improved in the U.S. since the advent of the Department of Education in 1979. Under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, the power to oversee education is reserved to the states. The State, not the Federal Government, should deal with this matter. The current annual budget of the Department of Education is approximately $63 Billion. The cost breaks down to approximately $500 per full-time working person. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Education should be dismantled.
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