WASHINGTON, D.C. | April 26, 2017
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order requiring the Department of Education to review K-12 regulatory policies:
The committee is leading the way in reducing the federal footprint in our K-12 schools, and I have long worked to get Washington bureaucrats out of our nation’s classrooms. We made important progress in the Every Student Succeeds Act by empowering parents, reining in the Department of Education, and restoring authority to state and local leaders. This executive order will help us take another step forward in this important effort.
A top-to-bottom review of the department’s regulatory policies will help identify other areas where Washington, D.C. is imposing its will on America’s schools. This problem has persisted for decades, and we must do everything we can to prevent the federal government from micromanaging our schools.
I commend President Trump for his leadership, and the committee looks forward to working with Secretary DeVos to ensure this regulatory review delivers the results students, parents, teachers, principals, and taxpayers deserve.
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