One of the first Federal agencies may be finding itself in the cross-hairs of a President Donald Trump.
The Department of Education has been criticized over the years for its abysmal results and its recent adoption of Common Core, and Speaking to Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, Trump said,
“I may cut Department of Education. I believe Common Core is a very bad thing.
I believe that we should be, you know, educating our children from Iowa, from New Hampshire, from South Carolina, from California, from New York. I think that it should be local education.”
He explained that his efforts would be aimed at moving education to a state and local level, and giving parents more control over what their children are learning.
Stories have emerged, over the last few years, of Islamic indoctrination, growing drop-out rates, and a lowering the bar for teachers out of fear that the tests to be a teacher are racist. Many parents have opted for homeschooling their children as an alternative to a government provided education.
The Left cannot be happy about the possibility that Republicans are planning to slash the heavily bureaucratic Department of Education, but Trump’s plans did not stop there.
In addition to eliminating the Department of Education, Trump said that he would cut out the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from the federal government.
“Environmental Protection, what they do is a disgrace. Every week they come out with new regulations.”
Wallace asked Trump a follow-up question of who would protect the environment with the absence of the EPA. Trump’s response:
“We’ll be fine with the environment.”
Since Barack Obama took office in 2008, the Obama administration had issued more than 80,000 pages of new regulations created by bureaucrats who do not answer to the American People. Senator Mike Lee posted the following post on his Facebook Page:
“Behold my display of the 2013 Federal Register. It contains over 80,000 pages of new rules, regulations, and notices all written and passed by unelected bureaucrats.
The small stack of papers on top of the display are the laws passed by elected members of Congress and signed into law by the president.”
Trump’s efforts to eliminate the Department of Education and the EPA may be one of the first steps in cutting back on the bloated federal government in Making America Great Again.