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LETTER: Rounds responds to 'Hisses'

To the Editor:

I stand by my call to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. I agree with your position that we don't want to lose our federal funding for education, but your premise is incorrect.

Federal resources could still be delivered through block grants delivered directly to the states, without the bureaucratic overreach.

Also, eliminating 5,000 department jobs with an average salary of $102,000 is an instant savings of half a billion dollars in payroll alone, and we will teach just as many kids.

America went nearly 90 years without any sort of a federal department of education and more than 200 years without a standalone department.

Let's return the responsibility of educating our children to the states.

Block grants can be passed through to the individual states without the regulatory burden which the Department of Education imposes today.