Trump to pull feds out of K-12 education

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President Donald Trump greets Education Secretary Betsy DeVos before signing the Education Federalism Executive Order, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump greets Education Secretary Betsy DeVos before signing the Education Federalism Executive Order, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) more >

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to start pulling the federal government out of K-12 education, following through on a campaign promise to return school control to state and local officials.

The order, dubbed the “Education Federalism Executive Order,” will launch a 300-day review of Obama-era regulations and guidance for school districts and directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to modify or repeal measures she deems an overreach by the federal government.

“For too long the government has imposed its will on state and local governments. The result has been education that spends more and achieves far, far, far less,” Mr. Trump said. “My administration has been working to reverse this federal power grab and give power back to families, cities [and] states — give power back to localities.”


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He said that previous administrations had increasingly forced schools to comply with “whims and dictates” from Washington, but his administration would break the trend.

“We know local communities know it best and do it best,” said Mr. Trump, who was joined by several Republican governors for the signing. “The time has come to empower teachers and parents to make the decisions that help their students achieve success.”


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Ms. DeVos and Vice President Mike Pence were on hand for the ceremony, which was attended by about 25 people, including teachers, lawmakers and the governors.

The executive order is not expected to have an immediate impact on school districts. Policy changes will follow a report on the findings of the review.

The review will be spearheaded by the Department of Education’s Regulatory Review Task Force, according to the order.

Ms. DeVos already has authority to modify or repeal regulations that are deemed a violation of federal law. The order, however, creates a review for identifying those areas and makes clear her mandate from the president to take action.

Reducing the federal government’s role in K-12 is part of Mr. Trump’s reform agenda, which also includes the expansion of school choice programs.

Among those at the signing ceremony were Govs. Kay Ivey of Alabama, Gary Herbert of Utah, Paul LePage of Maine, Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Terry Branstad of Iowa, who also is Mr. Trump’s nominee for ambassador to China.

Also in attendance were Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, the Republican chairs of the two chambers’ education committees.

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  • John “Kahless” TaylorLeader27 Apr, 2017I’ve been saying this for a long time; the Federal government shouldn’t have a Department of Education, the States should have that. The Fed should protect the homeland, that is their purpose.ReplyShare156 LikesShow 4 previous replies
    • RedQuill2dJohn “Kahless” TaylorDept of Ed and the Dept of Energy were two big boondoggles set up by Jimmy Carter. They’ve had negative effects on student performance and energy independence while squandering tens of billions. — The Swamp comedy!: https://www.amazon.com/Foundering-Fathers-Jefferson-Franklin-Abigail-ebook/dp/B00FEZG8UW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1407805897&sr=8-1ReplyShare5 Likes
    • OliveBandAid2dJohn “Kahless” TaylorStates had 3 decades to experiment with standards before Common Core & most did a terrible job! Locals depend on publishers to create curriculum that they chose from. The chaos with the Common Core issue proved that local control has weaknesses! Wiser to discuss who decides what and why!ReplyShare3 LikesShow 1 more replies
  • Imzela26 Apr, 2017In normal parlance what the Left has been engaged in is brainwashing our children not unlike Lenin who is reputed to have said: “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”ReplyShare342 LikesShow 240 previous replies
    • GreenGrapes31 AugImzelastop teaching students about perversion. take back schools from the alphabet psychos.ReplyShare43 Likes
    • Olive Strawberry31 AugEditedImzelaI am ECSTATIC! We’ve been waiting for this for DECADES! Another disaster inflicted on us by Radical Left, PLUG-PULLED!! That is the single most powerful tool that has been EXPLOITED not only by Socialist/Communists, but absolutely by the Globalist-Leftist Fascists, and more recently, the Political Islamists. I cannot stress enough that these three groups are the entire picture of why half of USA population have been “dumbed-down” and reprogrammed to these collective TYRANNICAL ideologies! President Trump keeps hitting HOME RUNS, DAY AFTER DAY! THANK YOU AND ALL WHO ARE WORKING ON THIS. We must find a way to stop the left from getting it back again! Trump2020!ReplyShare67 LikesShow 1 more replies

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