DeVos Announces Upcoming Plans

DeVos Announces Upcoming Plans

September 26, 2017

Education Week’s Alyson Klein reports that Secretary DeVos told a gathering of secondary school principals on September 25 “that she wants to cut the federal red tape that she thinks is holding them back from serving students to the best extent possible,” and that “she’ll encourage state and district leaders to give them as much autonomy as possible.” DeVos said, “I see you when you’re bearing the brunt of the regulatory burden that local, state, and federal governments—including the U.S. Department of Education, though I’m working to change that—put on you… [Principals] should be able to spend more time focusing on the people, not on the paperwork.”