Alexander: Education Department Decision to Weed Out 600 Pieces of Old and Unnecessary Guidance is Exactly What Most Americans Think Washington D.C., Should Do

GATLINBURG, October 27, 2017 – Senate education Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said the Education Department’s announcement that it is withdrawing nearly 600 out-of-date pieces of sub-regulatory guidance that have been superseded by current law or are no longer in effect is “what most Americans think Washington D.C., should do.”

“Everyone in Washington has a new idea for education – and each administration uses its power to pile new ideas on top of old. But Education Secretary DeVos instead has taken the time to weed out old guidance, for the benefit and clarity of our colleges and universities. The Senate education committee is beginning its work to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, and Secretary DeVos has given us exactly the right approach: Let’s weed the garden before we plant a new crop.”


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