Donald Trump has called for a major federal agency to be eliminated — here’s how he could legally do it

During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump repeatedly hit out at the role of federal government in education, arguing instead for increased local control in schools. He’s also hinted in the past that the US Department of Education (ED) should be abolished.

“A lot of people believe the Department of Education should just be eliminated. Get rid of it. If we don’t eliminate it completely, we certainly need to cut its power and reach,” he wrote in his book Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America.”

The ED was created in 1979 through the Department of Education Organization Act passed by Congress. The department’s main functions include administering federal assistance to schools and enforcing federal education laws.

It seems Trump does indeed have the Constitutional ability to shutter the ED for good, assuming he has the support of Congress.

About David Robinson

David Robinson is an Author and Journalist living in the mid-coast area of Maine. He is a Graduate and Alumni of the Brunswick Police Academy. He served as a JUROR seated on the Cumberland County, Maine, Grand Jury for the first four month session of 2014. Publisher Robinson served 3 months of a 4 month sentence for Conspiracy to defraud the United States, at the FCI Berlin minimum security Satellite Camp in Berlin New Hampshire, as retaliation after he and a friend sued the IRS, unsuccessfully, for Unfair Trade Practices, under Title 15 of the US Code. http://tinyurl.com/hm8gdls http://tinyurl.com/gwdyaps.
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