How Did America Survive Without The Department Of Education?

Before Jimmy Carter, there was no Department of Education, yet pre-enlightened Americans built greatest country the World had ever seen.

How did the unwashed and uneducated masses of primitive, pre-Carter Americans ever manage to land a man on the Moon and return him safely home without the United States Department of Education?

Would the nation collapse under an overwhelming tide of chaos and ignorance should the US Dept. of Education ever cease to exist?

Could liberals please extol how terrible things would have been had the ED never been unleashed?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Oh heavens! What a wonderful point! And how did America ever survive without the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, and countless other wonderful, bloated bureaucracies!

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  • Ann
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    At the time the Department of Education was founded a study revealed that one out of five HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES were so functionally illiterate that they could not fill out a job application without assistance. Yes, a small number of well educated people managed to accomplish great things, but this is a democratic system, and the future of the nation will be better served if almost everyone has at least an ADEQUATE education.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    You went a long way there to make a smartass point, but I get it. Now that you've convinced us all that we should end the Dept. of Education, fill us in on where family will send their kids, if they can't afford a privately funded school that is.

    No no... I think the answer is reform, and the first thing we need to do is cut these teacher unions down to size. Who the F do they think they are? Probably banking a fat 35k per year, hell I say pay em minimum wage, or maybe we could pay them in actual peanuts. Yea that's the ticket!

    edit* haha yea, local/state funded public schools... what a laugh.

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  • 9 years ago

    Without the dept of education we were able to invent most of the great technologies we love today, from the space program, to the home computer, to all the amazing military technologies and EVEN this internet!

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  • 9 years ago

    Public schooling is another doomed government run program. I don't say this to insult any teachers who truly wish to educate the young, but politics runs schools - not true studies or curriculum.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    At a considerable savings to the students . We need a Federal Dept. of Education like we need a hole in the head .

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    The Department of Education is one of several we should get rid of. Energy is another good candidate.

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  • 9 years ago

    Do you even know what the Department of Education does?

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  • Brian
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Quite nicely and the public education system seemed to do a much better job at educating our youth..

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  • 9 years ago

    America has been dumbed down

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