Originally published at the Libertarian Institute on 3/14/17
The wheels have been turning (the speed of which is completely debatable) since the Republicans took charge officially last January. With a drastic shift in the worldview of the leadership of the previous administration to the present, we’ve seen an opportunity to undo many of the progressive policies that were promoted in both the Bush and Obama years, specifically in the realm of education.
At the federal level, the appointment of Betsy DeVos shocked many as the Trump administration showed that the current attitude towards education reform would be drastically different from what we have seen in past administrations. At the state level, however, the sentiment isn’t necessarily as uniformed across the Republican Party. In Indiana, Governor Eric Holcomb has already touched an area that is seen as a bipartisan issue- universal and expanded Pre-K. Holcomb has already proposed massive budget increases for the state’s On My Way Pre-K pilot program, which is essentially Head Start with a different name.
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