Pickens, South Carolina -- United States Parents Involved in Education ACTION (USPIE Action) announced its endorsement today of South Carolina conservative leader Philip Healy for the Pickens County School Board District #7 seat.

USPIE Action is the legislative affiliate of United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) with the shared goal of abolishing the US Department of Education and ending all federal education mandates. Mr. Healy has signed the “Stop Fed Ed” pledge “to reject all federal mandates tied to federal funding,” and “fight against federally mandated curriculum, standardized tests, student data collection, and all illegal and unconstitutional mandates from the U.S. Department of Education.”

Founded in 2014, USPIE Action is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that exists to further the goals of freeing the nation's schools from federal intrusion as they endeavor to impact public policy, influence elections, and support candidates who share their goal to restore local control of education to parents and communities.

USPIE Action President Sheri Few says, “This outstanding candidate has signed the USPIE pledge committing to do everything within his authority and constitutional power to defund and abolish the unconstitutional United States Department of Education, to cease all federal education mandates, and end the collection of student data without prior written parental consent.”

The national parent group says it looks forward to working with Mr. Healy, a member of the Pickens County School Board, advising him on education policy issues and restoring local control of education to parents and communities.

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