THE Trump administration selected a pro-choice researcher for a job that is supposed to be non-political: Head of the National Center on Education Statistics.  During my time working for George HW Bush, the position was held by Emerson Elliott, a career civil servant of unquestionable integrity.

And now, reports Politico:


TRUMP TAPS CREDO RESEARCHER TO LEAD ED DATA ARM: Late Thursday, Trump tapped James Lynn Woodworth to serve as the the next commissioner of education statistics for the remainder of a six-year term expiring in June 2021. Woodworth comes from Stanford University’s Center for Research on Educational Outcomes, or CREDO, where he worked as a quantitative research analyst.

– While at CREDO, Woodworth authored several studies on charter school management and outcomes. One recent study, released in June, found that non-profit charter schools show significantly higher student academic gains than for-profit charters. The study also found that for-profit operators have results that are comparable to traditional public schools in reading, and worse in math.

– Woodworth previously worked as a distinguished doctoral fellow in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas.

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Trump administration is pro-school Choice.

Anti-woman’s right to choose.