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When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration lacked the authority to cancel some $430 billion in student loan debt, the Department of Education (DOE), under the direction of Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, immediately issued directives to circumvent the court’s ruling. When the court ruled to end affirmative action, here too, the DOE began a circumvention attempt, making suggestions about ways the schools could work around the ruling and effectively keep affirmative action in place.

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With no fear of reprisal, the DOE freely exerts its authority over the highest court in our nation. More important, the DOE’s liberal agenda daily reaches the hearts and minds of the roughly 50 million students enrolled in America’s 100,000 public schools. How did this happen, and how do we stop it?

The Department of Education

The DOE emerged as a power broker in American education on May 4, 1980, when President Jimmy Carter introduced the department, complete with a cabinet seat, fulfilling his election-campaign promise to the National Education Association (NEA) that he would establish such a department. The DOE immediately began working with the NEA.

IFA perceived that the synergy generated by the combined liberal policies of the two organizations would bring about an exponential change in American education. In a letter to its intercessor members, IFA wrote: “The larger and more serious objection is that a new DOE, for all practical purposes, would be little more than an extension of the NEA.” This early perception of the possible evil that these two organizations working together could perpetuate, proved in retrospect to be far worse than anyone had imagined.

 The National Education Association

The NEA was founded in 1857 as a professional organization. In 1870, after merging with two other educational organizations, the NEA became politically ambitious, working its way into a position to control American education. In 1967, the organization became a full-fledged labor union.

The NEA had applied for a federal charter in 1906, which President Teddy Roosevelt granted. This charter, still in effect today, gives the organization a nonprofit status allowing for tax breaks while maintaining lobbying status, allowing them to input into pollical issues concerning education. Realizing the value of a federal DOE, the NEA began, as early as 1920, to push for a federal DOE and succeeded by getting the Smith-Towner Bill passed. The bill began the movement for public education, requiring all children to attend public schools while prohibiting private schools. The bill also led the way for the creation of a department in the government to be called the DOE, complete with a Secretary of Education. A move they hoped would ensure federal funding for public schools.

Today the NEA is the only labor union in the U.S. that has a federal charter, and it’s also the only union with its own cabinet-level department. In 1979, IFA wrote to its intercessors to urge them “to first pray for God to intervene to prevent the formation of a DOE, and secondly to write objection letters to senators and representatives (IFA Newsletter, May 1, 1979, Vol. 6, No. 5).

Fortunately for intercessors, the DOE and the NEA possess some vulnerabilities that could prove to be their undoing. The DOE is unconstitutional on its face, and the NEA’s federal charter can be terminated. 

The Department of Education is Unconstitutional

The Tenth Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Education, which is never mentioned in the Constitution, is viewed as a right that is left to the states. Our Founding Fathers thought that the separation of rights helped maintain a balance of power between the states and the federal government. At present, every state constitution includes language that mandates the establishment of a public education system. Clearly, our Founders gave the states the legacy to set up their own education system, separate from any federal interference, thereby allowing greater control to the state and local governments.

If Congress acts, it is possible to dismantle the DOE. In 2020, The Heritage Foundation published a paper titled Correcting Carter’s Mistake: Removing Cabinet Status from the U.S. DOE. Authors Lindsey Burke and Jonathan Butcher argue that “after 40 years, there is scant evidence that the DOE has benefited American students or used taxpayer money effectively.” Therefore, they sum up, the DOE should be dismantled. President Reagan wanted when he succeeded Carter. He looked for lawmakers who would dismantle the department, but he found no one willing to carry any bills forward. But today, if anything, there seems to be only greater desire and willingness to dismantle the DOE, as Donald Trump has promised he will do if re-elected in 2024.

The NEA’s Federal Charter Can Be Revoked

When the NEA was granted nonprofit status, the organization presented itself “as an association of teachers and administrators whose primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to children; and to serve the best interests of parents, teachers and administrators entrusted with the education and care of those children. That stated purpose, noble as it may seem, no longer defines an organization now designated a labor union. So, stripping the NEA of its federal charter is imperative for breaking its inappropriate power over the public schools.

In 2016, Charles W. Baird published an excellent paper in the Government Union Review detailing the way to revoke that charter. The idea gained traction in 2022, when the NEA created an enemies list made up of parents willing to stand up at school board meetings against the education establishment’s tactics. This unjust move to ban parents from voicing their objections to the NEA’s liberal agenda proved too much for some Republican officials: Senators James Lankford, R-Okla.; and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced a Senate bill to revoke the NEA charter. Representatives Scott Fitzgerald, R-Wis.; and Jim Banks, R-Ind., introduced a similar bill in the House.

IFA has been sounding the intercessory alarm for 50 years now. Today, the ministry continues to alert intercessors on the issues of vital importance to our nation. The ungodly agenda of the NEA and the DOE being thus exposed, it can be stopped. Through our ceaseless prayers, we can surely break the satanic stronghold over this nation’s students — and change the course of America.

Will you keep interceding for the educational system and for the hearts and minds of our youth?

Nancy Huff is an educator with a mission to equip believers to pray strategically for the cultural mountain of education. She is the author of Taking the Mountain of Education: A Strategic Prayer Guide to Transform American Schools; Safety Zone: Scriptural Prayers to Revolutionize Your School; and Decrees for Your School. She leads groups for prayer at key educational locations across the U.S. Find out more by visiting https://takingthemountainofeducation.com.



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Marilyn Karyl Stanton
August 2, 2023

Great article! Thank you, Nancy for always providing great information about how to pray for education!

Marsha Bashor
July 29, 2023

I agree in prayer that the NEA and the DOE be dismantled, and I would support what Senators Lankford and Blackburn have proposed. I pray that their Senate bill to revoke the NEA charter would go through, and also the same for the House Bill.
We pray for righteousness in our school systems, and for the freedom to home school, etc. Letting the parents have an active part in their children’s education.
We pray for our children period! Because they are being targeted by the enemy in all ways!!! Please save our children from the enemy Lord!!! Thank you!!!

Grant Windholz
July 28, 2023

Lord God please bring strength to Americans of all ages fighting against Biden’s evil educational plans used to destroy this country the best way he knows how! As sons and daughters of your kingdom in Heaven, help us fight these Sadistic demons through prayer and standing for you no matter what!!

Maria Fillyaw
July 28, 2023

Father God we pray your hand on our education system. May the plans of the enemy be dismantled. Help us to stay fervent in prayer for our children and for the education system in America. In Jesus name amen

Sheila Price
July 27, 2023

It’s not enough to dismantle these organizations. We must get the people at the top and filtered all the way to the bottom, to have spiritual eyes to see and hear Yehovah God’s Truth and be able to discern satan’s lies.
Dismantling the groups will only send the demonic forces controlling these people to more behind the scenes actions. We need to get these people saved and set free from the principalities and spirits of darkness.
We should be praying prayers from scripture, like what Paul prayed in Ephesians 1 and 3… basically for God to send them The Spirit of wisdom, revelation and enlightenment.
Father, make it so for all in each of the 3 letter government groups, but especially in the DOE.
In Yeshua’s Holy Name.
Yes and Amen!

July 27, 2023

Excellent article with suggestions that need to be enacted. Include me in your prayers for elimination of any and all unconstitutional organizations and actions that involve children. Democrats are not advocating for children or teachers with their leftist ideology. The only ones they advocate for are themselves. The ones who push this evil seldom, if ever, suffer the consequences for their actions. If they did, this madness would stop.

Darlene Estlow
July 27, 2023

Thank you Nancy Huff for this article. May the DOE be put out of the cabinet. I pray this bill put forward by Senators James Lankford, R-Okla. and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn may go forward and pass! And I continue to pray for our nation’s education and schools!

Jeremy Story
July 27, 2023

Thank you Nancy for this excellent article!

David Scott
July 27, 2023

In 1982 I met a refugee from Rhodesia, who informed me about something Jimmy Carter did that proved to me Carter was a satanist. Anyone reading this, who was an adult when Carter was president, should recall when he imposed economic sanctions on Rhodesia & promised to lift them once they elected a black president. Rhodesia promptly held an election & chose a born again black Christian as their new president. Carter told them this choice was unacceptable to him & threatened to continue the sanctions until they chose someone else. The next election resulted in a black satanist becoming their president. Carter then lifted his sanctions because he approved a satanist over a born again Christian. I was born again in 1966 and I’ve had several run-ins with satanists in the church. In the 1990’s I discovered satanists met in France in 1914 to plot how they could infiltrate the church to lead it into apostasy. They particularly like to infiltrate Pentecostal & charismatic churches by pretending to be apostles & prophets. A Christian police officer told me God told him to investigate Evg. Todd Bentley when he introduced Kundalini Yoga to an AOG in Lakeland, FL. However, Bentley didn’t call those manifestations Kundalini Yoga. He called them holy laughter and legitimate manifestations of the Holy Ghost. What he taught about portals was right out of a satanic handbook. The Christian police officer told me he found evidence Bentley is really a satanist pretending to be an evangelist. I also read a transcript when Bentley told a leader of the so-called Kansas City restoration of apostles & prophets that an angel named Emma appeared to him during the counterfeit revival in Lakeland. The Kansas City “apostle” he spoke to told him Emma was involved in founding that movement. Emma is a spirit of alchemy, a fallen angel, whom I’ve been exposing for over 20 years. She appeared to me once in an effort to frighten me into silence. I called upon the Lord Jesus for His protection & He drove her away very quickly. You can read more about this in my recent autobiography entitled Divine Appointments. I have even more evidence about these things in volume 2, which I don’t have funds to publish yet. I’m willing to send a doc file with vol. 2 for free to IFA for your intelligence efforts to expose these things. May God arise & drive these infiltrators out of our churches & public schools.

Susan CC
July 27, 2023

El Emet means The God of Truth. Psalm 31:3 & 5 uses strong imagery to convey just how dependable our Lord is: “For You are my rock and my fortress…Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth [El Emet].” He is steadfast and faithful in all circumstances. His truth never wavers. El Emet is a name to remind us our Father is firm, reliable, and trustworthy. “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19)

truth: the body of real things, events, and facts
truth: sincerity in action, character, and utterance

Isaiah 65: “Judgment snd Promises” https://biblehub.com/bsb/isaiah/65.htm

When Isaiah prayed to God for help, Israel was in ruins. After an accounting he asked, “after all this O Lord, will You restrain Yourself? Will You keep silent and afflict us beyond measure?” The Lord began His response speaking to His judgements and promises. “Whoever is blessed in the land will be blessed by the God of truth and whoever swears in the land will swear by the God of truth. For the former troubles will be forgotten and hidden from My sight. (V16)

Becky Pringle, NEA
Randi Weingarten, AFT
Miguel Cardona, DOE

TRUTH, Heavenly Father, is who You are. TRUTH is what You founded the earth and heavens upon and TRUTH is what You seek in our relationship with You. I am praying this morning that truth will sear the hearts of Becky Pringle, Randi Weingarten, and Miguel Cardona. I am praying truth will sear the hearts of every classroom teacher, school administrator, counselor, board member and superintendent. I am praying You will bless our children with individuals of character. Father, will You act? Will You do it and make it good so this stronghold of lies will be known as our former troubles? If they are forgotten and hidden from Your sight, our children will flourish. Your Son and my Savior, Jesus Christ said, ” I AM the way and the truth and the life.” I am appealing to You in His Name. Amen

Mary Beth
July 27, 2023

Thank God that when I taught kindergarten, I had another option. I joined the MSTA – Missouri State Teacher’s Association. I pray the NEA’s federal charter is revoked, and the DOE is dismantled. May education be a state and local responsibility and privilege. May private and home school education be honored as viable and many times preferable options to public education. May all educators recognize their responsibility before You – that what they teach, and how they teach – they will be held accountable for.

Allena Jordan
July 27, 2023

Thank you for this very informative article.
God, return the education system to its original roots: Biblically based education. Let the states take back public education using no federal funds. This means, Lord, that the states need Your help for the provision of funds and food to help the children. Deliver the children safe into the arms of Jesus. Thank You for dismantling those things which must be torn down. Amen.

Renee Platero
July 27, 2023

As an educator who thought about leaving because of the liberal agenda I understand fully the power of these agencies! I’m there to try to be a light and work to take back this mountain from the enemy!

    Ruth Foote
    July 27, 2023

    God bless you! You are a missionary. May the Holy Spirit give you His wisdom for each day. May God protect you and uphold you emotionally as you are in a stronghold of the evil one.

    July 27, 2023

    Thank you for being a light. I pray that you will shine brightly for God and that He will keep you strong in His strength.

July 27, 2023

All that os necedsary for evil to triumph is for God men to do nothin. — Edmund.Burke

The gates of hell wilpl not prevail against the church–Jesus Christ

Lord teach is to pray and exercise your authority on earth as it is in Heaven to exercise your authority to enforce your victory over satan and his illegal, usurped strongholds of evil on earth, even beginning in our own hearts and minds


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