Why We Should Spare the Education Department — for Now
By the standards of the Trump administration, the proposal to merge the Education and Labor Departments is surprisingly pedestrian. Republican presidents and legislators have been attempting to eliminate the Education Department since its creation by Congress, with the support of President Jimmy Carter, in 1979. In 1982, during the Reagan administration, the department was already described in The New York Times as being on "death row," yet still it survives, nearly four decades later, unloved but unbowed.
Originally published: June 25, 2018
Author: Brian Rosenberg
Institution: Macalester College
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed