The U.S. Department of Education is a relatively young Cabinet-level agency compared to the others, only having come into existence in 1980.

Since its doors opened, it has been the target of conservatives.

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) is the latest in a long line of Republicans who want to abolish the Department of Education. Moore joins Reps. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) and Eli Crane (R-Ariz.) in sponsoring legislation to would abolish the agency, and "instead provide funding directly to the States for elementary and secondary education," according to a release from Moore's office.

"The Department of Education is a nest of radical D.C. activists masquerading as educators pushing indoctrination schemes of radical anti-American ideas," Moore said in the release. "For our children's protection, it must be abolished," said Moore. "Across our country, we have seen taxpayer dollars used to expose children to radical gender and race ideologies without the consent of their parents. The education of our children should not belong to the federal government – it is time to return those rights to parents."

Jeff Poor is the executive editor of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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