Rep. Jim Bolin said the “creation and existence” of the federal DOE countered the local control foundation of the United States’ education system.
“Education is designed to be a state and local matter,” Rep. Bolin said. He also noted the U.S. faced an “avalanche” of financial problems and “tough choices” such as eliminating the U.S. DOE needed to be made.
“Some federal funds will be lost. There’s no question about that.”
Concurrent resolutions have no legal authority.
Rep. Shawn Bordeaux said the U.S. DOE provided necessary services and the federal government had “a responsibility” to the Bureau of Indian Education.