Oklahoma Lawmakers Consider Bill to End Federal Control of Education

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(The New American) Lawmakers in Oklahoma are considering legislation that would phase out almost $1 billion in federal funding for its government-school system. The goal: allow the state to re-take control of education from the Biden administration and increasingly radicalized federal bureaucrats who now dictate practically everything.

Under the legislation, known as Senate Bill 863, the Oklahoma Department of Education would be charged with developing a plan to free the Sooner State from the federal boot over a decade. With an end to federal funds would come an end to costly federal mandates, potentially even saving taxpayers money.

“The U.S. Constitution is very straightforward about education — this is a state power protected by the 10th Amendment and the federal overreach is alive and well in our education system,” Senator David Bullard, a Republican, said in a statement announcing the legislation. The Tenth Amendment also reserves powers not delegated to the federal government to the people in addition to the states.

Senator Bullard said he filed the bill to have education officials in the state create the ten-year plan in order to “remove the federal government where it does not belong,” and replace…

Oklahoma Lawmakers Consider Bill to End Federal Control of Education – The New American