In an interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace this past weekend, GOP front-runner Donald Trump made outrageous claims about what he has planned for the Department of Education.
“I may cut Department of Education,” Trump told reporters. “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 it should be local education.”
Extreme as his views may be, many Americans agree with Trump on this one, believing that the Department of Education has turned into a massive bureaucracy, more focused on indoctrinating students with biased liberal ideals rather than educating them on the facts.
Trump believes that getting rid of the Department of Education would give parents more power over what their children learn. The focus, he hopes, would once again be on subjects like literature and math.
Whether Trump could actually follow through with his proposal to eliminate the Common Core remains to be seen.
“While Common Core is promoted indirectly by the Department of Education, it is still adopted individually by state governments, and the federal government does not control it,” Daily Caller reporter Blake Neff commented.
What do you think? Do you support Trump’s proposal?