Terminate the Dempartment of Education? Begin Defunding Public Schools? Congress Bills 899 and 610 Aim to Do Just That

Can you imagine a world without decent education? Well, that is now a distinct possibility thanks to the republican senators introducing bills H.R 899 and H.R 610.

H.R 899 is a bill which seeks to terminate the Department of Education. No Joke. Click on the links above for more info.

And H.R. 610 is a bill that would effectively start the school voucher system to be used by children ages 5-17, and start the defunding process of public schools. It would also get rid of the Nutritional Act of 2012 (No Hungry Kids Act) which provides nutritional standards in school breakfast and lunch. 

…And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve got to call our representatives and tell them to vote NO on these bills.

As a teacher, I’m heart broken and astonished we’re even close to such actions becoming reality. Every single person, young and old, benefits from education. How have we gotten so far away from this idea? Education is fundamental.