If This NC Congresswoman Gets Her Way, Days Of Federal Education Regulations Are Over
If this NC congresswoman gets her way, days of federal education regulations are over
By Anna Douglas, McClatchy Washington Bureau
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx wants the federal Department of Education to disappear. She wants Washington to stop passing down rules and regulations schools have to follow.
As the new chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee, the seven-term North Carolina congresswoman has a powerful forum to talk about all that.
Trouble is, she probably doesn’t have the votes to do much of what she wants. It takes 60 to get most legislation through the Senate, where Republicans control only 52 seats, and she’s up against a powerful education lobby that resists sweeping …