Rob Goad, a one-time top aide to Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., will serve as the education policy point person on the White House Domestic Policy Council under President-elect Donald Trump. The job may be similar to the one that’s been filled by Roberto Rodriguez for the past eight years under President Barack Obama.
Goad took temporary leave from Messer’s office last year to help the Trump campaign with education issues, including a $20 billion school choice proposal.
Messer is one of the most prominent school choice champions in Congress. When Congress was considering what ultimately became theback in 2015, Messer crafted an amendment that would have allowed federal Title I money for disadvantaged kids to follow students to the schools of their choice, including private schools.
A version of this article appeared in the January 11, 2017 edition of Education Week as Trump Taps GOP Ed. Adviser for White House Policy Post