Bachmann blows opportunity to define role for Education Department

The Huffington Post reported that Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann reiterated during a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, that it was time to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. Her statement was part of a response to a question on the federal government’s role in addressing bullying.

Mrs. Bachmann blew an opportunity to define for us the role national government should take in formulating education policy. For example, should the Department simply be a facilitator of additional funding for local school systems? Should the federal government through the Department of Education provide the framework for a national curriculum to ensure that America has a ready, able, and educated supply of labor flexible enough to respond to our changing economic needs? Has Ms. Bachmann even thought beyond her talking points?

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Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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