Rouzer Introduces Bill To Increase Teacher Pay, Eliminate US Department Of Education

Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) has introduced House Bill 1510 – the States’ Education Reclamation Act of 2017 – which would return taxpayer dollars used to fund the federal education bureaucracy back to the respective states in order to increase teacher salaries or to be used for any other purpose that a respective state chooses to enhance education.

Rouzer proposes a responsible dismantling of the Department of Education by reallocating its billions in funding to be proportionally distributed to the respective states to be used for any education purpose as they see fit, such as teacher pay raises, new school construction, investment in technology and more.  Taxpayer dollars provided to the Department of Education from each state would be returned to the states in the form of grants.

The Department of Education was created in the early 1980’s with the intention of reversing stagnating education performance amongst Americans.  Since 1980, the Department’s budget has ballooned from $14 billion to approximately $87 billion while failing to vastly improve students’ performance in math, science and reading.  Meanwhile, the Department expends large amounts of money on its own maintenance and overhead – paying its general services employees an average of $109,924 per year.  In comparison, teachers in North Carolina take home an average salary of $47,931.

“Given the challenges and special needs that all teachers and school administrators continually face, we can get far more out of the tax dollars currently being spent on education by dismantling this billion dollar federal agency and returning those resources back to the states,” said Rep. David Rouzer.

House Bill 1510 also takes into account the importance of, and the need for, certain Department programs, such as the job training program, special education grant program, Federal Pell Grant program, and federal student loan programs.  Under this bill, those entities would remain intact, but transferred to other government agencies.

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  • Another Conservative

    According to https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1510
    this bill has 1% chance of being passed Rep from Kentucky also introduced a similar bill H.R. 899: To terminate the Department of Education. which has a 3% chance of being passed

    • Getittogetherfolks

      The swamp has to be drained and the US Department of Education is part of that swamp. They smile every time they get a paycheck and know they have done little to nothing to earn it!

  • Another Conservative

    This is the bill we need to be worried about
    H.R. 607: Voter Access Protection Act of 2017 sponsored by Ellison

    To prohibit election officials from requiring individuals to provide photo identification as a condition of obtaining or casting a ballot in an election for Federal office or registering to vote in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr607

  • Another Conservative

    Ellison also wants to tax stock trades and give them someone else H.R. 1144: Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2017 and impose tax penalties on people for not reporting something.

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  • Another Conservative

    According to https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1510
    this bill has 1% chance of being passed Rep from Kentucky also introduced a similar bill H.R. 899: To terminate the Department of Education. which has a 3% chance of being passed

    • Getittogetherfolks

      The swamp has to be drained and the US Department of Education is part of that swamp. They smile every time they get a paycheck and know they have done little to nothing to earn it!

  • Another Conservative

    This is the bill we need to be worried about
    H.R. 607: Voter Access Protection Act of 2017 sponsored by Ellison

    To prohibit election officials from requiring individuals to provide photo identification as a condition of obtaining or casting a ballot in an election for Federal office or registering to vote in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr607

  • Another Conservative

    Ellison also wants to tax stock trades and give them someone else H.R. 1144: Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2017 and impose tax penalties on people for not reporting something.