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Rep. Massie Introduces Bill HR 899 to Abolish Federal Department of Education

February 9, 2017 Arizonans Against Common Core

Common Core Fighters,

HR 899 was introduced this week in Congress which would abolish the federal Department of Education. The bill, which is one sentence states, "The Department of Education shall terminate on December 21, 2018."(https://massie.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/rep-massie-introdu...)

Rep. Massie stated, "Neither Congress nor the President, through his appointees, has the constitutional authority to dictate how and what our children must learn. Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be in charge of our children’s intellectual and moral development. States and local communities are best positioned to shape curricula that meet the needs of their students. Schools should be accountable. Parents have the right to choose the most appropriate educational opportunity for their children, including home school, public school, or private school."

Rep. Andy Biggs, a co-sponsor of this bill from Arizona said, "Education of our students should lie primarily with parents, teachers, and state and local officials who know how to meet their individual needs best. Since its inception, the Department of Education has grown into an unrecognizable federal beast, and its policies have helped foster Common Core across the country. It is time the one-size-fits-all approach by the federal government is ended and authority is returned to the local level."

Please contact your Congressman in support of this very important bill and return local control over education to "We the People" in Arizona.

You can look up your House Representative by your zip code here:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Here is the contact information for our Senators:

Senator John McCain
241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: (202) 224-2235
Fax: (202) 228-2862 
http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form
senator_mccain@mccain.senate.gov

Senator Jeff Flake
Washington, D.C. Office
Senate Russell Office Building 413
Washington, D.C. 20510
P: 202-224-4521
F: 202-228-0515
http://www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff
jlflake@gmail.com

For our precious children,

-Jennifer Reynolds
http://arizonansagainstcommoncore.com/

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