CNN launched their Trump promise tracker. They include his promise to get rid of Common Core and so far it shows that he has made no progress.
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.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said this week the Every Student Succeeds Act “essentially does away with the notion of a Common Core.” No it doesn’t.
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.
Jane Robbins & Erin Tuttle: Does President Trump realize the threats to his education legacy that are being planted by his personnel choices and by congressional “frenemies”?
Jane Robbins: Regardless of what conservative media outlets tell you opposition to Betsy DeVos’ nomination as Secretary of Education is not just from teachers’ unions.
Jenni White: After barely passing out of the Senate HELP Committee I predict DeVos will be confirmed by the full senate which will lead to very little change.
Will Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education be derailed? If it happens it will happen at when the Senate HELP Committee votes on Tuesday.