Trump signs order supporting historically black colleges

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last Tuesday aimed at boosting his administration’s support for black colleges, as he seeks a closer relationship with the colleges than President Barack Obama had, writes Dave Boyer for The Washington Times.

The president approved a measure that will move the government’s programme for promoting historically black colleges and universities, called HBCUs, from the Education Department to direct oversight by the White House.

“Education has the power to uplift, it has the power to transform and, perhaps most important, education has the power to create greater equality and justice in our lives,” Trump said in a signing ceremony in the Oval Office with the leaders of about 20 schools. “With this executive order, we will make HBCUs a priority in the White House, an absolute priority,” the president said.
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