Our Constitution does not have a provision for Federal governments to be involved in the local education. The Department of Education has over the years grown at very unacceptable pace and it has also failed to report tangible and measurable results that show the raise in education levels and reducing achievement gaps. This is despite the huge budget given to this department from $14.5 billion in 1980 to over $68.6 billion in 2017. I strongly believe that educational decisions can only be effective at the local level where teachers, parents and community leaders are engaged in determining the most efficient ways of using their resources.
April 23, 2018