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March 28, 2011
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Cut the ED budget, in whole.

Is education the constitutional business of the federal government?

Vic Biorseth, Monday, March 28, 2011

Regarding the US Dept of Education (ED) – Education is not listed under Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution, so why is the US government concerning itself with education? Did America not have any education, and were all Americans illiterate, before we had the ED? Does American education need the US government to continue to exist and operate?

We’re talking about a Cabinet-level department here, born of the Department of Education Organization Act, signed into law by Jiminy Carter in 1979, going into effect in 1980. If the purpose of this law was to harm American education and increase illiteracy, then it has been wildly successful. This act divided the Department of Health, Education and Welfare into the ED, and the Department of Health and Human Services. None of these functions are the legitimate responsibility of the Congress or of the federal government, but here we shall talk about the ED alone.

The ED mission is claimed to be to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. But there is nothing equal about the access. Some races and minorities receive preferential treatment at the expense of other races and minorities, and at the expense of the majority. This is purely discriminatory treatment, much of it based on race, which is to say, much of it is racist. It is not possible to give favorable treatment one race or one minority over any others without simultaneously giving unfavorable treatment to another race or group, based solely upon race or minority status. Unfavorable treatment based on race is, definitively, racism. All of it is flat out discrimination, and purely discriminatory treatment. “Equal Opportunity” and “Equal Access” programs do the very discriminatory things they falsely claim to be trying to oppose.

The claim that American “public”, i.e., government, education is “decentralized,” as compared to other countries, and that the federal government is not heavily involved in determining curricula, education standards and accreditation is patently false. The Secretary of Education is advised by the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity on all matters pertaining to accreditation, eligibility and the certification process for institutions of higher education. ED formulates, controls and administers giant federal funding programs, including college financial aid, and collects massive amounts of data to aid in enforcement of federal civil rights laws.

When ED says “Jump,” every government funded educational institution in America says, “How high, how far, and when can I come back down?”

There are some trends in government education that are clearly obvious and universal, from Kindergarten through the university, and, I submit, all of them have their deepest roots in the highest levels of government. At the top of the list are, of course, the Big Three. Government education officially demands that the false and unproven theories of Darwin, Freud and Marx be taught as if they were true and as if they were proven, thus, leading American education, and America, into clear falsehood. Building upon this false foundation are many other purposeful malicious teachings, done under the direction of ED. Here are a few of them.

  • Opposition to Christianity and to all expressions of Christian religion, including opposition to Christian prayer, Christian moral norms, mention of God (even in the Pledge of Allegiance,) any Christian symbols or even small Christian references.
  • Opposition to the notion of parental first-authority over their own children; establishment and increased emphasis on ever increasing state authority over children, and the reduction of the importance of family.
  • Notions of equality of status, wealth and material goods, based on Marxism.
  • The teaching of the normalcy, admirable nature and social acceptance of openly expressed homosexuality.
  • Teaching the mechanics of “safe” fornication, “protected” sodomy and “discrete” promiscuity.
  • Promotion of unlimited abortion as a “women’s health” issue, a “women’s rights” issue, and a “right to choose” issue.
  • Promotion of grossly exaggerated and even false natural or earth-sciences teachings, such as anthropomorphic global warming; limitations on fossil fuels; harm caused by burning fossil fuels; danger posed by natural elements (lead, carbon dioxide, etc.,) effects of pollution, etc., etc., etc.
  • The general notion of the evil and unnaturalness, of man, versus the good, and naturalness, of other living beings, feeding the notion that HBAACOTE.
These teachings are common throughout the realm of public sector education. They are all part of a central plan. If you call any of the official teachings above into question with almost any public school teacher or college professor, the most likely knee-jerk response you will hear will be something like “We don’t believe that any more.” Proving that government educators have been taught what to think rather than how to think, that they are incapable of doing good Critical Thinking, and that they are educationally passing this flawed thinking on to their pupils.

Here is a look at the component parts of the ED and what we’re paying for.

  1. Office of the Secretary (OS)
    1. Office of Communications and Outreach (OCO)
    2. Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
    3. Office of the Inspector General (IG)
    4. Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs (OLCA
    5. Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
    6. Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
      • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
        • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
        • Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
    7. Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII)
    8. Office of the Chief Financial Officer
    9. Office of Management
    10. Office of the Chief Information Officeer
    11. Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Devolpment
      • Budget Service
    12. Risk Management Service
    13. Chief Operating Officer
  2. Office of the Under Secretary (OUS)
    1. Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
    2. Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)
    3. Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA)
    4. President’s Advisory Board on Tribal Colleges and Universities (WHITCU)
    5. President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU)
  3. Office of the Deputy Secretary (ODS)
    1. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
      • Office of Migrant Education (OME)
      • Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs (SASA)
      • President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
    2. Office of English Language acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA)
    3. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
      • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
      • Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
      • Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
    4. Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools (OSDFS)
    5. Office of Innovation and Improvement
Just looking at the titles should be enough. Bureaucracy breeds bureaucracy. Leave a petty bureaucrat alone for a minute, and he will create a sub-bureau, and elevate himself above the petty bureaucrat level. At your expense.

A major part of this bureaucracy rests in the fact that a major part of its survival and growth mechanism is the effort to get people dependent upon it, or upon parts of it, so that whenever it is threatened, there will always be a “constituency” that can be motivated to stand up in protest and demand to be heard. That’s all part of the Marxist stratagem to divide and conquer while hiding behind the false facade of unifying and being kind and charitable to someone.

We already recommended elimination of ED in the Shut Sown Dept of Education page when the Wisconsin situation blew up. Even before that, we recommended eliminating public education in the old Opposing Public Education page. This rehash is done here simply as part of the effort to write the Shut Down Unneeded Bureaucracy page, containing each federal bureaucracy for consideration for reduction or elimination. This new page and all it’s links provides some information needed for serious - serious - budget cutting. The ravages of Obamunism leave us no choice. Whole departments need to go.

I submit that there is no excuse for ED to continue to exist. It should be cut completely out of the budget.

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