Rep. Wilson Joins President for Executive Order on Education

Apr 27, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after joining President Donald Trump as the President signed the Education Federalism Executive Order:

“I am grateful that President Donald Trump shares my commitment to restoring educational decisions to those who know best—state and local governments. For too long, unelected Washington bureaucrats have instituted top-down educational mandates that failed to consider the needs of individual students and communities. I look forward to working with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to continue our work to restore educational decisions will be returned to those who know the needs of students best—parents, teachers, administrators, locally elected school boards, and state Boards of Education.”

Watch coverage of the executive order signing below.

Congressman Joe Wilson is Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Last Congress, he introduced the Local Control of Education Act. Read more about his work to remove federal overreach in education here.