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Charlotte Amalie
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An Answer to Education Query

Dear Source:

To help answer Tambuora Manimambu's question, the education of our youth is not covered in the US Constitution as it is not the responsibility of the federal government, that responsibility is left to the states (and territories), is normally funded by property taxes, and subsidized by the federal government as a part of the Department of Education. This is why some states (Kansas for example, can still teach that the earth is flat and evolution is just a theory – only partly joking about Kansas, but you get the idea). Simply put, it is not a constitutional issue. Actually, education should be a shared responsibility: government and parents. Sadly in so many cases both have failed.
John Fuller
St. John

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