Following the surprise results of the 2016 Presidential Election, people across the world have been waiting to see the government’s stance on a variety of issues. One area that has a lot of people talking is the area of public education. This past week, the administration made several comments and decisions that show the direction that it will be taking the education system across the country (https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2017-04-26/trump-seeks-to-shrink-federal-role-in-education-with-new-order).
This past week, President Donald Trump announce that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would be looking for ways to change the way that the federal government involves itself in local educational systems. He has stated that DeVos has been given 300 days to find a way to change the way that the Department of Education is involved in school districts across the country. This will likely include reviewing the history of the Department of Education and determining which laws should be changed to reduce the impact that the Department can have.
Ultimately, the administration is looking to find ways to take the power out of the hands of the Department of Education and give more control back to the states and local education systems. This idea has been controversial overall, but welcomed by many people that believe that the educational system should be curtailed to the needs of each community it serves. Betsy DeVos is continuing to look for ways in which the Department of Education will be able to work with each state to develop a system that provides the educational support each community needs.