Biden vs. Trump: Their Education Plans

From school choice to teacher pay and student debt, what are the presidential candidates promising voters?
(EWA Radio: Episode 252)

What would a second term for President Donald Trump mean for K-12 and postsecondary education? And conversely, what might change if Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the election? Lauren Camera of U.S. News & World Report and Michael Stratford of Politico Pro break down the candidates’ education policy priorities and share insights from covering their campaigns. Did Trump keep his 2016 promise to make school choice a top policy priority? What are the prospects of his recent pledge to require “patriotic education” in the nation’s public schools? Could the pandemic help Biden push through long-standing plans for universal preschool and upgrading school infrastructure? Why are community colleges and HBCUs on both candidates’ radars as postsecondary goals? Plus, Camera and Stratford offer concrete story ideas pegged to the election for reporters on both the K-12 and higher education beats.

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