Federal Administrative Law And The Department Of Education

1185 WordsNov 26, 20165 Pages
A major accomplishment in administrative law occurred in 1946 when the House and Senate passed the Administrative Protection Act (APA), which outlined the formation of agencies funded by Congress (Gedid, 2013, p. 246, para 2). Through the use of the APA, congress delegated tasks to agencies by establishing the goals and purpose for each agency. The creation of agencies provided a consistency in laws and regulations with legislative power punishable by the judicial system. In the event an agency failed to meet the guidelines and focus set by Congress their funding would be eliminated thus dissolving the agency. Congress provides funding to the public education system throughout various agencies; therefore; it is vital that the rules and regulations set by educational agencies are followed to maintain funding. Federal Administrative Law In 1867, the Department of Education (ED) agency was developed to improve the school system, by collecting data on schools and teaching in an effort to build effective schools (An Overview of the U.S. Department of Education, n.d., para 4). The mission of ED continues to promote improvement in the education system by creating programs that impact all levels of education (An Overview of the U.S. Department of Education, n.d., para 11-12). The ED established the federal law known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA provides parents with rights to access their child’s education records while
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