Milton Friedman once said “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” Rarely have truer words been said.

Many on the left and right hold tightly to particular polices and idea because the intention of those policies is good, but rarely look to see if the results of those policies match their intentions. Another more common saying is “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” One of the best examples of this idea is the Department of Education.

Jacob Shattuck is a licensed physical therapist assistant and US Army veteran who lives with his family in Seguin, TX.

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As been said for the last 25 years, the Department of Education should dropped as a cabinet position, reduced to 10% of its current size and budget, and the department be placed under another cabinet position.

This ‘Department’ has been grasped by the corrupt and is used to force a putrid mix of wasteful spending, high administrative costs and dictatorial commands down the throats of Americans with children.

What Mr. Shattuck has described is not only logical and good governance, the inability of the Administration to have the courage to do it merely proves that the Federal Government has gotten out of control.

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