This rejection of state autonomy does not help convince that Washington is prepared to ‘empower states to lead the way,’ or that the Trump administration really supports school choice.
Any Republican who proposes expanding rather than ending the federal government’s power over education is whistling past the graveyard federalization has made of American education.
The Trump administration now wants to take a successful conservative idea—school choice—and make it susceptible to getting strangled in federal red tape.
In addition to making it more difficult for families to opt out of state testing due to social pressure, this bill would push the state towards embracing a national curriculum.
The U.S. Department of Education is expected to announce a plan to require all U.S. higher education institutions to make data on debt and earnings by major publicly available.
In a first for the Trump U.S Department of Education, this rollback will also undo Clinton and Bush-era policies, to adhere more closely to the law and Supreme Court precedent, an administration official told The Federalist.
The U.S. Department of Education is clear in its threat to withhold millions of dollars from Utah simply for following state law and protecting parental rights.
U.S. Department of Education investigations push schools to turn a blind eye to behavior that rises to criminality, in order to lower suspensions, expulsions, and juvenile arrests.
If this Obama administration rule went into effect, its biggest victims would likely be those who don’t need any more disadvantages: minority special-needs kids.
California Gov. Jerry Brown is the first supporter of Obama-era guidance to urge caution and note the racial disparity in campus tribunals.
It would be more encouraging if more schools changed their policies to protect the rights of accused students and stopped the witch hunt mentality raging on campus.
None of these smeared groups think rape is acceptable. They simply want protections for accused students, and for the hysteria surrounding the issue to stop.
This week, a U.S. Education Department official said the Trump administration would dial down its treatment of accusations that schools do not properly address sexual assault complaints.
The Trump administration can better its odds of ending the monopolies at the root of widespread public dissatisfaction with schools and their indoctrination of American kids.
No stranger to a softball, former Vice President Joe Biden recently told Teen Vogue that Education ‘Secretary DeVos is going to really dumb down Title IX enforcement.’
For the first time since his election, President Trump has reiterated his opposition to Common Core. And his education secretary is starting to sound promising notes.
Wednesday night the Trump administration reversed the one-size-fits-all approach the Obama administration took last year on student privacy in sex-segregated facilities.
Now that Betsy DeVos has been confirmed, it’s time to offer her realistic advice that does some justice to the legitimate concerns about her nomination on both sides.
Let’s read Donald Trump’s reiterated promise to repeal Common Core, not in the ruling class’s legalistic hyperliteralism, but on Trump terms, and on the American public’s terms.
Leftist control over education, from preschool through college, is a prime contributor to leading Republicans’ inability to think through education policy.
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