Washington View

The shape of the federal role in education

No matter what President Trump and Secretary DeVos might claim, their power to influence K-12 education is limited — significant, but limited.   Just about everybody thinks they’re an expert on education; after all, just about everybody has been to school. But while many Americans are intimately familiar with their local schools, most have no …
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