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(DC) End the ED: Time to Dissolve the U.S. Department of Education?

April 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Opening remarks by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY); featuring Vicki E. Alger, Research Fellow, Independent Institute and Author, Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children; Catherine Brown, Vice President, Education Policy, Center for American Progress; Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Lauren Camera, Education Reporter, U.S. News & World Report.

Is it time to end the U.S. Department of Education? With bipartisan support, the Every Student Succeeds Act curbed much of the federal control that reached its apogee with the No Child Left Behind Act, Race to the Top, and NCLB waivers. Now, with the Trump administration considering federal influence to spread school choice, even many of the biggest advocates of a robust federal role may be rethinking federal power. Join us as we debate whether it is time, politically and educationally, to eliminate the Department of Education, and if so, what should happen to its programs and functions.

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April 26, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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