Trump Signs Executive Order Reviewing Federal Role in Education

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Ah yes, the Trump executive order.

Yet another one ordering folks to look at something. Not actually doing anything, but another review.

Trump's entire presidency seems to consist of golfing in Florida, tweeting, and signing executive orders ordering the review of something.

Trump Signs Executive Order Reviewing Federal Role in Education - NBC News


[FONT=&quot]President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday aimed at decreasing the role of the federal government in education while giving states and local school districts more power over decision-making.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Trump called the called order, which directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to study federal overreach in education, "another critical step to restoring local control, which is so important."[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]"We know that local communities do it best and know it best," the president said as he stood flanked by DeVos, Vice President Mike Pence, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and others.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]"Previous administrations have wrongly forced states and schools to comply with federal whims and dictates for what our kids are taught," Trump said. "The time has come to empower teachers and parents to make the decisions that help their students achieve success.

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday aimed at decreasing the role of the federal government in education while giving states and local school districts more power over decision-making.
Trump called the called order, which directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to study federal overreach in education, "another critical step to restoring local control, which is so important."
"We know that local communities do it best and know it best," the president said as he stood flanked by DeVos, Vice President Mike Pence, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and others.
"Previous administrations have wrongly forced states and schools to comply with federal whims and dictates for what our kids are taught," Trump said. "The time has come to empower teachers and parents to make the decisions that help their students achieve success."
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during an event with Governors where President Donald Trump signed an executive order on education at the White House in Washington on April 26, 2017. Carlos Barria / Reuters
DeVos, is already empowered to modify or repeal federal regulations on education. She used this authority in February to withdraw Obama's past guidance on transgender bathroom protections in public schools.
She now has 300 days, under the new order, to review federal education regulations deemed inconsistent and overly-broad.
The Department of Education's Bob Eitel is charged with leading a regulatory task force and submitting a report at the end of the 300-day period. Eitel is a former lawyer for Bridgepoint Education Inc., a for-profit education services company which was forced last year to forgive the debts and refund payments to thousands of students, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Adrienne Watson, communications director for the Democratic National Committee, told NBC News that the education order "Doesn't actually do anything."
"This EO changes absolutely nothing," said Watson. "Trump isn't signing it to actually improve education for American students, he is doing it to put a fake point on the board within his first 100 days because he doesn't have any accomplishments of significance."
The order concerns public education advocates and teacher's associations, who voiced fierce opposition to DeVos during her confirmation hearing in early February.



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Weren't you guys just bitching that Trump does stuff without thinking it through?

Now that he orders things looked into before acting on them you..........bitch some more.

What exactly could he do that wouldn't cause you to bitch?
 

HayJenn

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Weren't you guys just bitching that Trump does stuff without thinking it through?

Now that he orders things looked into before acting on them you..........bitch some more.

What exactly could he do that wouldn't cause you to bitch?
Well that ship has sailed. Most of his cabinets members want to destroy the departments they run.

Devos has ZERO public education background. I'm thinking this is going to lead to gutting more money for public education.
 

webrockk

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If it means shrinking the scope and authority of the federal government, I'll take all the EOs he can sign.
 
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Well that ship has sailed. Most of his cabinets members want to destroy the departments they run.

Devos has ZERO public education background. I'm thinking this is going to lead to gutting more money for public education.
The right has been trying to destroy education for decades. They're doing a good job too.
 
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Southern Dad

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Let's face it, the federal government has no business in education. It's just one more layer of bureaucracy that is using up tax dollars that could be used in the classroom. What has the Federal Department of Education accomplished? Has it balanced the education levels between Alabama and New Hampshire? Education is best handled at the local / state level where most of the tax dollars come from. Let the districts sort this out. We have elected local school boards, appointed state departments of education, and appointed federal departments of education. Layer after layer of bureaucracy and Johnny still can't read.
 
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