Honestly Jan – if Betsy folded up the DOE tent over the next three years bit by bit, given the history of the department since the 1980s, well, public school advocates would probably have an easier time dealing with 50 state legislatures and 50 state governors.
Last week Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, marked her first year in office with a news conference where she announced that her greatest accomplishment has been diminishing the role of her department.
For the Washington Post, Moriah Balingit reports: “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proclaimed Wednesday that her proudest accomplishments in her first year in office were shrinking he role of the agency, rolling back Obama-era initiatives and erasing outdated regulations… She rolled back key regulations and guidance documents intended to protect transgender students, student borrowers and victims of sexual assault in the name of reining in a department whose role she believes had grown too large. She used budget cuts and buyouts to reduce the size of the agency. ‘Some of the most important work we’ve done in this first year has been around the area of overreach and rolling back the extended footprint of this…
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