jmonaco Wrote:
Jan 25, 2013 3:28 PM
I am trying to determine the origin of the Department of Education (I don't believe it should exist at all). If this doesn't shock a person I don't know what will. This is from a Drexel University Web Page ... "The history of the Department of Education goes back to 1867, when President Andrew Jackson signed legislation that created the first Department of Education." (see: ) Of course, Andrew Jackson was President between 1829 and 1837. He died in 1845. According to its original charter was "to collect information on schools and teaching that would help the States establish effective school systems. " :-o