May 4, 2018 | S.A. Miller
Thank the Lord for this answer to prayer. We have prayed that communities would be freed to make decisions about local schools. This move makes it critical for Christians to get involved in the public schools and local school boards. Download our Intercessory Activism prayer guide and pray about what God wants you to do. Read this incredible testimony of one couple who obeyed the Lord by getting involved in their schools—click HERE.
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live (Deut 30:19)
President Trump signed an executive order [last] Wednesday to start pulling the federal government out of K-12 education, following through on a campaign promise to return school control to state and local officials.
The order, dubbed the “Education Federalism Executive Order,” will launch a 300-day review of Obama-era regulations and guidance for school districts and directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to modify or repeal measures she deems an overreach by the federal government.
“For too long the government has imposed its will on state and local governments. The result has been education that spends more and achieves far, far, far less,” Mr. Trump said. “My administration has been working to reverse this federal power grab and give power back to families, cities [and] states — give power back to localities.’
He said that previous administrations had increasingly forced schools to comply with “whims and dictates” from Washington, but his administration would break the trend….
Ms. DeVos already has authority to modify or repeal regulations that are deemed a violation of federal law. The order, however, creates a review for identifying those areas and makes clear her mandate from the president to take action.
Reducing the federal government’s role in K-12 is part of Mr. Trump’s reform agenda, which also includes the expansion of school choice programs…. (Excerpts from S.A. Miller’s article in The Washington Times)