Merging Education And Labor?

In The 74 I take a look at this new (and old) idea to merge The Department of Education and Department of Labor. It’s not as off the wall as it sounds but also risky and really hard to get right and not a lot of reason to believe this administration is up to it.

The historian Will Durant quipped that “one of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.” That’s an idea obviously lost on the Trump administration, but it occurred to me last week when the administration announced its idea to merge the Departments of Education and Labor.

It faces long odds, but here are three things to keep in mind about the administration’s plan:

Entire column here at 74.

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