Several GOP Senators helped derail the appointment of New Mexico’s pro-Common Core Education Secretary Hanna Skandera to the U.S. Department of Education.
Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) introduced H.R. 1510, the States’ Education Reclamation Act, to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education.
President Donald Trump’s first budget requests a $9 billion or 13 percent reduction in U.S. Department of Education discretionary spending in FY 2018.
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) explains further how closing the U.S. Department of Education work should his bill, H.R. 899, pass.
President Donald Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress did not include mention of Common Core or shrinking the federal role in education.
Jenni White: Trickle-down education has never worked and never will. The best approach is locally administered education closest to parents and students.
Shane Vander Hart: Getting rid of the U.S. Department of Education would be great, but like Hydra, one blow is likely not enough to get rid of Fed Ed.
Shane Vander Hart: What do I want U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to do about AP History and other curriculum we don’t like? Absolutely nothing.
Betsy DeVos, in her first day as Secretary of Education, did not publicly touch on policy, but called for those of differing opinions to find common ground.
Shane Vander Hart: Betsy DeVos will be confirmed as Secretary of Education barely because the 51st vote against her is nowhere to be found.