Local educators say there has been little movement in education during Trump’s first year. But, things will heat up in Year 2.
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CARBONDALE — As immigration, tax cuts, health care and Russian meddling have taken center stage, it has been a relatively slow year in education for the Trump administration.
Still, local educators say there has been some movement and they are preparing for more as Trump’s team gains momentum.
“I think early on there were concerns that were being voiced by people with his appointment of his new secretary of education,” Gary Kelly, superintendent at Du Quoin School District 300 said about the appointment of school choice advocate Betsy DeVos. “But really there hasn’t been a lot more movement.”
Vickie Glenn, Medicaid coordinator for Tri-County Special Education, has a theory on that.
“Nothing is going to happen because everyone is blocking everyone else,” she said, adding that she is offering to go to Washington and help people find middle ground if that’s what it takes.
There have been some headlines in education during Donald Trump’s first year in office. The most recent came in the last quarter of 2016 when the USDA announced a change to some Obama-era regulations on school lunches.