For President Trump signed an executive order yesterday which directs Secretary Betsy DeVos “to review and, if necessary, modify and repeal regulations and guidance issued by the Department of Education with a clear mandate to identify places where [Washington] has overstepped its legal authority.”
President Donald Trump signed another executive order Wednesday, the latest of several since January — this time to determine whether the federal government is too involved in the American educational system.
The president signed the order at the U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday afternoon, flanked by department chief Betsy DeVos and Vice President Mike Pence.
The action gives DeVos nearly a year to gauge the federal government’s role in public education so he can make a determination whether there is overreach. The order is similar in practice to a number of others Trump has issued in the last three months to address varying corners of Washington.