Trump Ending Michelle Obama’s Girls Education Program
The Trump administration is moving to end former first lady Michelle Obama’s girls education program, according to documents obtained by CNN. The program, Let Girls Learn, was founded in 2015 in order to increase access to education for girls in developing nations. “Moving forward, we will not continue to use the Let Girls Learnbrand or maintain a stand-along program,” Sheila Crowley, the acting director of the Peace Corps, wrote in an email to employees. Tina Tchen, the former first lady’s ex-chief of staff, said it was “unfortunate” that the program wasn’t continuing past the Obama administration. “We think that this is an issue that has bipartisan support, it’s really not a Republican or Democratic issue,” Tchen said.