Representative Barry Moore (R-AL 2nd) has introduced legislation that would abolish the Department of Education and give States control over public school spending for elementary and secondary education.
The U.S. Department of Education is one of the newest Cabinet-level agencies in the United States, having been established in 1979.
“The Department of Education is a nest of radical D.C. activists masquerading as educators pushing indoctrination schemes of radical anti-American ideas. For our children’s protection, it must be abolished,” Moore said in the release.
“Across our country, we have seen taxpayer dollars used to expose children to radical gender and race ideologies without the consent of their parents. The education of our children should not belong to the federal government – it is time to return those rights to parents,” he added.
This week I introduced legislation to abolish the Department of Education, which has become a nest of radical D.C. activists masquerading as educators pushing indoctrination schemes of radical anti-American ideas.
— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) February 10, 2023
The bill is cosponsored by Reps. Ralph Norman (SC-05), Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Byron Donalds (FL-19), Marjorie Taylor Green (GA-14), and Eli Crane (AZ-02).
Moore provided some examples of the radical left indoctrination being pushed through our schools by the Department of Education:
- Department of Education policy requires that students be treated according to their gender identity rather than biological sex. Schools cannot require students to change the gender marker on IDs or show evidence of medical treatment in order to be treated based on gender identity, and this can be done without the consent of their parents.
- In 2021, the Biden Administration’s Department of Education attempted to require Critical Race Theory be taught in all schools as a priority for American History and Civics Education programs. After a great deal of backlash, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona rescinded the proposed priorities.
- As a way to advance radical gender ideologies, the Biden Administration’s Department of Education created an Office of Safe and Supportive Schools which spends taxpayer dollars to offer non-binary and transgender sensitivity training to public schools across the country.
You can read and download the bill here.
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