Dump Miguel Cardona and His Entire department
This one isn't high on the list, but it's an easy out. Pack your bags, Miguel Cardona. We're sending you down.
The time has come to end the most expensive and sophisticated organization ever dedicated to the art of mental masturbation in the history of mankind. No, I'm not talking about the EPA...not yet. There is a large group of people in Washington DC who have not justified their right to suck air since Jimmy Carter was running the third worst presidency, just ahead of Barry and Joe.
This group spends billions coming up with slogans and poster campaigns and pushing bills through congress with pithy names. None of this has ever accomplished anything; certainly not for the constituency the organization was meant to serve.
I am speaking of the Department of Education. Fortunately this is small, as federal agencies go; only 3,974. But when we get rid of it we could crew an aircraft carrier for less. We have to dump this useless paper shuffling group. It hasn't contributed to the education of a single child. None of their initiatives have improved the pathetic outcomes in our schools, K-12, since it's inception. I would argue that Dept. of Ed. has been the tip of the spear in driving our schools into the ground.
The teachers union, presently the real boss of this federal department, will turn teachers out into the street to protest the closure, instead of having them in schools teaching kids. They will ask how we can layoff such amazing and critical talent.
The short answer is, "Easy. Watch me." If you're a smart politician that should be your short answer also. But there is more to the solution. We can send all these people who will have teachers marching in the streets wailing about us firing them, and let them go out amongst the 50 states providing schools directly, their critical talent in educating kids. They can fill a little of the teacher shortage that occurred right under their noses without the department being able to do a single thing about it.
Cardona can go back to Meridian, Connecticut. Those kids need him teaching there, not serving the union as the nominal head of a worthless political bureaucracy. Take the entire budget we would spend in the next year on the Department of Education each year and use it against the principal on our national debt. I've told you before what happens when you do that.
Surely, since ALL of these people represent critical talent who previously worked for the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (the big cheese, the place where too many Americans think you go for all the answers) the school districts across the county wouldn't begrudge them teaching positions! These people know everything there is to know about educating children and reducing dropout rates. Or so we've been told.
As an alternative, I hear Home Depot is hiring.