Why Subsidize the U.S. Department of Education When We Could be Funding ESAs Ourselves?

Last month marked the 38th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Department of Education.
Proponents insisted that elevating the Office of Education to a Cabinet-level department would improve federal education spending efficiency as well as student achievement. Opponents countered that there is scant (if any) evidence that increasing federal control over education would achieve either.
Turns out, oppoenents were right.
From fiscal years 1970 through 2016, U.S. Office/Department of Education (ED) K-12 spending outpaced student enrollment by more than 10 to one.
Over this period, ED spending increased more than 115 percent in real terms from $38.1 billion to $82.1 billion. Yet elementary

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