The number one excuse we receiving in public education, is the US schools are being outperformed by other nations. Do you want to know what the other nations have that the US does not? A national education council and curriculum. We need to keep the Department of Education to help with Federal Funding for schools. Such funding would include Title 1 and IDEA. If you get rid of those, then we will not have enough funding to teach Low SES students or students with IEPs.