The words “red tape” and “federal government” go hand in hand when it comes to creating public policy. Nobody loves regulating things more than liberal Democrats.
The Obama administration was characterized by a constant increase in federal regulations over every area of our lives, and Obama’s legacy seems to have been about him leaving his fingerprints on as many issues as humanly possible.
But now, all of Obama’s policies are being reversed to restore order back to America!
Obama issued regulations in the final months of office dealing with “how schools are rated, the timeline for federal intervention in struggling schools, and the required indicators of school quality that go beyond test scores, among others” among others.
However, Breitbart reported:
The Senate on Thursday voted to end an Obama effort to identify and help struggling schools and students, as President Donald Trump and Republicans work to undo some of his predecessor’s key policies.
Senators voted 50-49 to rescind accountability rules issued in November to help states implement the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act, a law that addresses school ratings, student report cards and other ways to spot and help troubled schools. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.
Republicans argued that the regulations were an example of federal overreach and that details of things like report cards should be left to states and local communities. Democrats defended the rules, saying they provide important safeguards for vulnerable groups of students, such as children with special needs and minorities.
Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said the regulations violate the main idea of ESSA, which he said was meant to empower states on education matters. The law replaced the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind law.
“People had grown fed up with Washington telling teachers and schools, and superintendents and states, so much about what to do about our children in 100.000 public schools,” Alexander, who sponsored the measure, said on the Senate floor before the vote.
The measure has already passed through the House and all it needs is President Trump’s signature.
Another vote in the Senate will be taken shortly to rescind more of Obama’s education regs “which lay out how states must carry out a federal law that holds public schools accountable for serving all students. The House has already approved undoing those rules, which advocates say are necessary to protect the interests of historically disadvantaged students.”
No doubt those regulations represent another federal intrusion into state and local matters that Trump will gladly abolish and we will be much better off for it.
Source: Allen B West