Michelle Obama, the first female U.S. president, announced today that she will make her first education overhaul in five years.
Obama is also the first woman to lead the U.N. and will oversee a massive effort to transform the nation’s education system.
Obama has been the subject of controversy since announcing her plans to run for president in 2020.
The education secretary, Andrew Yang, told reporters on a conference call that Obama will begin her overhaul with a speech on Friday.
She will then announce the details in a series of “executive orders,” according to the White House.
The new administration’s approach will involve creating a national “Education Finance Commission” to manage education programs, and then creating a new government entity to oversee education and health care programs.
The president will also direct the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, to establish a “Department of Education Office of National and Community Equity” and “Education Opportunity Fund.”
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