ROKITA ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON EDUCATION

Apr 26, 2017 Issues: Education

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April 26, 2017

ROKITA ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON EDUCATION

 

Washington, D.C. – Representative Todd Rokita (IN-4) issued the following statement today after returning from the White House where President Donald Trump signed and issued an Executive Order on education.

“As the Chairman of the Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education subcommittee, I fight to restore local and state control of education. As a coauthor of the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which the Wall Street Journal called the largest devolution of power in a quarter century, I worked to protect students from overreaching Washington mandates and the federal coercion to adopt national standards as a condition of receiving taxpayer dollars.

“As we approach this administration’s first 100 days, it is great to have partners in President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, both whom share my desire to get the federal government out of education and back to the states, where it rightly belongs. 

“This executive order calls for a comprehensive review of the department’s regulations and policies so that we can ensure education decisions are being made by those closest to students. This builds off of ESSA and empowers parents, students, teachers, principals and taxpayers instead of federal bureaucrats.

The President’s Executive Order can be read HERE.

 

Representative Todd Rokita with President Donald Trump at the White House signing of the Executive Order on Education. 

 

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