Trump appoints new superintendent of schools to oversee schools, community services
Posted On July 26, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the Trump administration’s new superintendent for elementary and middle schools and community services (all times local):5:45 p.m.
President Donald Trump has appointed John DeCamp to be the next superintendent of public schools in the U.S. for schools in states that are majority white.
The move is expected to raise concerns about the quality of education in a country where white voters have long been the largest voting bloc, with more than 60 percent of the country living in white communities.
The superintendent will be tasked with overseeing schools in those states.
The New York Post reports that DeCamp will serve a four-year term.
The Post adds that the appointment comes as schools across the country are facing challenges with declining enrollment and a sharp drop in test scores, particularly for African-American students.