The office of the secretary is no longer faraway and hesitant. To many education stakeholders, it is nearby, strong, and growling.
Earlier today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos to serve as secretary of education. The bitterness surrounding her nomination surprised many, but the big question is what this all means going forward.
Faced with President Trump’s executive orders suspending immigration from several Muslim nations and ordering the building of a border wall, and his threats to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, even Alexander Hamilton, our nation’s most ardent proponent of executive power, would be worried by now.
Monday, February 6th marks the 106th anniversary of President Ronald Wilson Reagan’s birthday. To commemorate the birthday of America’s 40th president, here are some photos, quotations and videos of President Ronald Reagan.
As the Patriots prepare to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, it seems especially timely to reflect on some critical insights education reformers can gather from professional football.
President Donald Trump’s immigration ideas may have already cost America trillions of dollars — with perhaps even more economic damage on the way.
If confirmed, Neil Gorsuch is likely to be a vote for deference to state governments and to Congress but not to government agencies. He has the opportunity to influence a generation of conservatives to think the same way.
While large bureaucracies must ensure they listen to dissenting views, going public should be a last resort.
The potential for major policy change and for major reform of an administrative state that has managed to be both authoritarian and sluggish at the same time is possible with these two proposals.
Issuing what can only be described — generously — as a half-baked, quickly-drafted, not-scrubbed, not run through the interagency, not well-considered executive order makes the executive himself look like an ass, and his policies look capricious.