The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the U.S. Department of Education. The Secretary is a member of the President’s Cabinet, and fifteenth in line of United States presidential line of succession. The United States Secretary of Education deals with federal influence over Education policy.
The Secretary is advised by the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, an advisory committee, on “matters related to accreditation and to the eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education.”
Decapitation – Many German states had used a guillotine-like device known as a Fallbeil (“falling axe”) since the 17th and 18th centuries, and decapitation by guillotine was the usual means of execution in Germany until the abolition of the death penalty in West Germany in 1949.