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Jerry Falwell Jr Joins White House Education Task Force

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By    |   Thursday, 08 Jun 2017 06:27 PM

Jerry Falwell Jr. confirmed Thursday he is part of a White House task force examining issues in education.

Politico reports that Falwell, the president of Liberty University, is among more than a dozen other college presidents who will help President Donald Trump's administration take a look at regulations in the higher education industry.

"The White House contacted me last week and asked me to be a part of a group of 15 college presidents to address education issues," Falwell told Politico. "This is a White House task force and not a Department of Education task force."

Falwell was originally slated to be part of another education task force after Trump took office in January, but that never happened. The White House did not confirm to Politico Falwell's new role with the administration.

The Associated Press reported last November that Trump had offered Falwell the job of secretary of education, which Falwell said he turned down.

Falwell endorsed Trump for president in January 2016.

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