Trump expected to order study of federal role in education

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According to Emma Brown of the Washington Post, President Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday that would require Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to study how the federal government “has unlawfully overstepped state and local control,” according to a White House official.

The order he plans to sign is “intended to return authority to where Congress intended — state and local entities,” the White House official wrote in an e-mail.

A bipartisan 2015 law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, transferred authority over public schools from the federal government to the states. But many on the right are looking for signs that the Trump administration will push further to unwind the federal role in education. Read more here.