Draft Our Federal Legislation
Have you ever thought about writing federal legislation? And not just any legislation, but a law that would give every parent in America an opportunity to send their children to schools offering them a quality education?
What we want to accomplish
Our schools are broken. And many parents across the country are forced to send their kids to schools they know are failing. We want to end that by putting parents in charge of the money spent to educate their children. This will force K-12 schools to compete for students, just as colleges and universities do today. Failing schools will improve or go out of the business. And competition will provide an incentive for new schools that deliver a good education.
To accomplish this goal, End The Education Plantation is proposing a federal law that does two things:
- Requires states to fund parents, not school districts. We don’t want to dictate how the states implement this. Just that they do it. We want to use the power of the federal purse strings to force states to fund students, not school districts.
- Sets a floor of at least 95% of the average total per-pupil spending by district or state that would be controlled by parents.
We’ve identified three areas where we need your help: writing a bill that achieves the two goals outlined above, developing a formula for calculating average per-pupil spending and identifying the federal education funds to be covered by our legislation.
What you can do
Click one of the links below to learn more or submit your response to our request for help.
- Why we’re asking for your help
- Turn your words into law
- Sample Wording
- Help us calculate average per-pupil spending
- Help us identify federal education funds
We can’t offer you a prize. We’re a grassroots organization. But we’ll give you credit for your work if we use what you submit. And you’ll get the satisfaction of turning your words into law.