Jared Bass was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on proposed staffing reorganization at the Department of Education:
Jared Bass, senior counsel for education and strategy at New America and a former senior policy adviser at the department, noted that the White House budget released last week cited administrative capacity as its rationale for proposals to eliminate several programs within the department. Yet at the same time the department is seeking to cut political staff positions, he said.
"That seems counterintuitive to me," he said. "Political and career staffers by design work together."