The Constitution is silent on education. Not because education wasn’t important to the Founders and Framers; it was – but they recognized it as the responsibility of the family and the local community. In the early days of our Republic, most education took place in the home, where the family taught its children morality, independence, civics, and the fundamentals, and skills/trades from relatives and local artisans and businesses. In 1979, under President Jimmy Carter, despite no clamor from the public, Congress established the federal Department of Education “to establish policy for, administer and coordinate most federal assistance to education, collect data on US schools, and to enforce federal educational laws regarding privacy and civil rights.” Not a word about improving

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