POS 500 GCU Executive’s Role in Education Discussion

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Question 1: The executive branch of the government is responsible for the U.S. Department of Education. What purpose does the U.S. Department of Education serve? How does this department work with States’ Departments of Education and local school districts? In your opinion, does having a U.S. Department of Education benefit K-12 education in the United States? Why or why not?

Question 2: In 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. The law was marked for decreasing federal authority over states and school districts in providing education, but it still assigns key responsibilities to these entities. Do you think these responsibilities help, “promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access,” which is the official mission of the U.S. Department of Education? Why or why not? What aspects of the constitution do you see that apply to ESSA of 2015? Cite specific examples in your response.

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Question 1: Executive’s Role in Education
The purpose that the U.S. Department of Education serves is executing education policies
for the government. The government makes numerous policies, and laws to improve America’s
education system. This is to prepare American students for global competitiveness. The U.S.
Department of Education provides assistance in implementing these policies, and laws
(McGuinn, 2015). Education is vital for America’s progress. It promotes social and economic
changes. For this reason, the U.S. Department of Education has to ensure that students get equal
access to education. More so, it must ensure that students get a quality education (Suspitsyna,
2012). This department works with the Stat...


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