Government

What if a President Really Did Shut Down the Dept. of Education?

National Archives, Karl H. Schumacher

President Jimmy Carter signed the law creating the U.S. Department of Education on October 17, 1979. Republicans candidates have been threatening to eliminate or gut it ever since.
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For several decades the Department of Education has been a popular target for Republican political candidates eager to slash the size of the federal government. Among the recent champions of doing away with the department, or at least gutting it, is...

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