We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Let's not forget Title IX, which has ravaged men's athletics programs in many colleges and universities, as well as lessened men's admissions into higher education (women students now predominate), all in the name of equality, and now is being used by the Obama administration to promote homosexuality and transgenderism as a preferred class (i.e., the bathroom issue) even though there is nothing in the law about that.
The Department of Education was created in response to sagging test scores in public education. The Department of Energy was created to make the US self sufficient in energy. Like most government programs, both are a failure and a sane society would end them. However, we all know that won't won't happen.
The Dept of Ed was created as a favor to the labor unions. It was never about improving test scores or education. Now it is simply a way to redistribute money, billion$ of dollars in crony political favors. Billion$ wasted every year and not a single dollar spent wisely. One of five major federal departments that should be abolished completely.