There are two sinister goals behind the idea of former President Donald Trump closing the Department of Education as he announced it to the world, one of which is racist. Without Federal oversight over quality and curriculum direction, local red States can educate their students that slavery was a fair job for black people. Or, they can under-educate them in the hope they can keep churning out uneducated voters who are clueless about the real agenda of the Republican Party.
As the Pew Research Center explains it:
However, just proposing it feeds into the extremist Evangelical idea of homeschooling their Jesus curriculums at the State levels.
THE LESS EDUCATED, THE BETTER
The less educated a voter, the higher the chance that voter chooses the Republican ticket. It seems that 30% with a college degree is too high a percentage for the GOP, and for Donald Trump, who relies heavily on the less educated to remain consequential.
Therefore, dismantling the Department of Education would upend the whole education system in the United States as uniformity yields to a convoluted map of indoctrination pegging whites against blacks, and the uneducated controlling the elections’ outcome in red states. Probably for generations to come.
It is not only about votes. The less educated the population, the easier it is to manipulate, and the easier for them to believe the lies.
Furthermore, there is an exploitative element to less uniformed education per se. Generally speaking, people with less education tend to ignore the exploitation of lawless capitalism, and if one adds the element of religion to the entire mix, exploitation becomes synonymous with destiny and fate.
Look at West Virginia at the bottom of all States in every category. You would assume that the people would revolt against Washington and their politicians sooner or later. Possibly. But not if the percentage of the uneducated rises. It is about remaining clueless to the devious political and economical machinations of the very few. It is about repeating, like parrots, the sound bites of Republican lawmakers, without even a hint of challenging them.
Nonetheless, it is highly unlikely that such ideas may come to pass. The bar to dismantle the Department of Education is too high to climb over. However, just proposing it feeds into the extremist Evangelical idea of homeschooling their Jesus curriculums at the State levels. Trump is just tickling their fancy, as well as asking for their support; but also hoping that repeating such policy pipe dreams might one day become a reality.