This past week Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced a bill (H.R. 899) to the U.S. House of Representatives to abolish the Federal Department of Education. The bill states that “the Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” H.R. 899 is one sentence and has been referred to the House committee on Education and the Workforce. To date the bill has seven cosponsors: Rep. Amash (R-MI), Rep. Biggs (R-AZ), Rep. Chaffets (R-UT), Rep. Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Hice (R-GA), Rep. Jones Jr. (R-NC) and Rep. Labrador (R-ID). Rep. Massie states that “states and local communities are best positioned to shape curricula that meet the needs of their students”. In addition Rep. Massie stated that, “It’s time we get the feds out of the classroom and terminate the Department of Education.” It is unlikely that this bill would pass in the House or Senate.