Trump To End Michelle Obama's Signature "Let Girls Learn" Program
Coming out of Donald Drumpf‘s first 100 days seemed like the ending of a nightmare, but truly, it is only just beginning. The 45th President of the United States has already mistaken the late Andrew Jackson‘s role in America’s Civil War (he wasn’t even alive for it), walked out of an interview with CBS over wire tapping claims (which didn’t happen) and now has planned to discontinue Michelle Obama‘s signature education initiative.
According to CNN, the Trump Administration will pull the plug on the “Let Girls Learn” program, which the former First Lady and her husband started in 2015 to “facilitate educational opportunities for adolescent girls in developing countries.” Ceasing operations immediately, according to an internal document obtained by CNN, employees have already been told to stop using the “Let Girls Learn” name and were told that the program was ending.
“Moving forward, we will not continue to use the ‘Let Girls Learn’ brand or maintain a stand-alone program,” an email sent to Peace Corps employees this week by the agency’s acting director Sheila Crowley read. News of the program’s end came on the same day that President Agent Orange’s agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, was visiting an elementary school to announce another initiative spotlighted by Michelle Obama, healthy school lunches.
Perdue unveiled a rule change “providing regulatory flexibility for the National School Lunch Program,” during a visit to Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg. While unclear how Perdue’s announcement would alter the nutritional makeup of school lunches around the country, it does seem apparent that any backtracking on the program could prove dangerous for developing children in America.
A spokesperson for the Peace Corp, who was the agency where ‘Let Girls Learn’ was run out of, said Monday that they would continue efforts toward furthering and enriching girls’ education.