Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) recently declared that all federal involvement in education, including Pell Grants and federal student loans, is unconstitutional—and he’s not alone. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) routinely grills Secretaries of Education about why the Department of Education even has the constitutional right to exist. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) called upon Congress to “defund” education, a call Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) recently echoed on the floor of the House of Representatives.
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