Old Education Guidance Rules to Be Removed

The Department of Education will withdraw around six hundred documents with guidance for educators on specific topics, according to US News and World Report. The reason for this is that these documents are out of date, either because new laws have been put in place that make them irrelative, or because the way people understand education has changed and the techniques are no longer supported by educators.

In addition, Betsy Devos, the Secretary of Education, has been looking into cases where the federal government has overstepped its bounds in regards to determining issues in state and local education systems. She has been directed to do so by Donald Trump, and has been given three hundred days to complete this task.

As part of her review, she discovered these old guidance documents. Some of the guidance directives issued in those documents just do not apply anymore, as they apply to old education laws that are not in place anymore. Some of the guidance rules even relate to time limited issues that are already part of history. For example, one law had to do with how the states dealt with funds after natural storms that occurred in the 1990s. There just is no longer a reason to have these guidance rules in place anymore.

There are many updates happening in the Florida education system as well. Members of school boards can currently serve forever, or until they no longer win their seats in local elections. A bill has been introduced that would introduce term limits for people who sit on school boards.

December 14, 2017

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