Rebuilding & Renewing Our Hollowed Out Government

  By Frank F Islam & Ed Crego, January 16, 2021 (Photo credits: Tom de Boor, Google, et al)

  • Throughout her nearly four-year tenure, Betsy DeVos, Secretary of the Department of Education initiated actions to reconfigure her department’s core policies and roles, such as moving major decisions from the federal level to the state level, reducing federal civil rights enforcement, and promoting school choice by making aid available to schools with religious affiliations.
  • Near the end of the Trump administration, Eugene Scalia, Secretary of the Department of Labor, released the final version of a rule classifying the millions of gig workers who worked for companies like Uber and Lyft as contractors rather than employees. The Department also issued a memo saying that it should not name companies who had violated rules in areas such as discrimination and worker safety in their press releases.