Rep. Foxx Wants to Decrease the Federal Role In Education

December, 2016

North Carolina Representative Virginia Foxx has been selected to lead the US House Education and Workforce Committee upon the retirement of  Rep. John Kline.

Here's the great news - She has said that she opposes lifting the prohibition on creating a student unit record that would create a lifelong student data dossier. Hopefully this opposition will also apply to gathering social-emotional data in SETRA. She also has said that she wants to roll back the excesses of the Obama administration in education and health policy. From Politico:

FOXX IN THE HOUSE: Virginia Foxx wants to dismantle the Education Department and erase Barack Obama's education legacy -- and she's poised to become one of the Hill's power players with the authority to do that. The 73-year-old GOP lawmaker and former community college president is poised to assume the leadership of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, and she wants to veer far away from what she regards as Obama's wrongheaded approach. "I'm going to push to diminish the role of the federal government in everything it's in that isn't in the Constitution," Foxx said in an interview in her district in North Carolina. "That's education, health care. All the things that the federal government does that it should not be doing. I'm happy to diminish its role."

However, Foxx did also vote for the Every Student Succeeds Act with all of its many problems. Still, we remain hopeful and look forward to see what she will do.

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