Senate Democrats Seek Answers about a Trump Higher Ed Task Force

Senate Democrats are asking Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for details on a higher education task force that the president of Liberty University says the Trump administration has asked him to lead. In a letter to DeVos released Thursday, six lawmakers said they are concerned that there has been no public explanation by the president or the administration about the purview of the task force. The Democrats said they expect the Education Department will be the primary convener of any such panel, and therefore “can provide clarity on how it will operate and how the department intends to ensure fairness and transparency at every stage.”