Before 1964 there was no federal dept. of education. How in the world did we make it happen for the prior 200 years? We have dept. of education in each state we do not need a federal dept that just wastes taxpayer’s money. There are a lot of duplicate depts. in D.C. that each state has that can be abolished at the federal level. The dept. of agriculture, the FBI, the FCC, the ATF, and the list goes on. If you read the constitution, all of these agencies are not authorized. What this does is give the feds control over the states which is completely backwards. What an insult to our state leaders.