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.
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.
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: Betsy DeVos will be confirmed as Secretary of Education barely because the 51st vote against her is nowhere to be found.
Erin Tuttle: Is anyone in the White House paying attention to the appointments for Trump’s education team? Case in point: Jason Botel
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”?
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.