Making the Grade: Candidates' Education Policy

Posted at 10:12 PM, Oct 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 00:12:52-04

When it comes to picking a president, how important are their education policies?

During this year's election cycle, there has hardly been a mention of that topic.

Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders sparked a debate over college affordability during the primaries.

But when it comes to K through 12 education, the two presidential candidates have not openly debated their positions.

When it comes to the federal government and public education. Where do the two candidates stand do they take along party lines in this issue or what do they say the role should be of the federal government.

“When it comes to K. through twelve. I think you see a partisan divide on that.”

“Clinton talks about several initiatives that she would like to see if she were president. You know federal education initiatives and these are helping repair or replace aging schools Computer Science Initiative and then the issue of to focus on.”

“Discipline in the schools trying to get rid of you know more punitive discipline.”

“Discipline rules in the schools and try to help schools come up with new ways to approach discipline.”

“Donald Trump's approach on education is more of a hands off what you would expect from a Republican nominee he's talked about really trying to cut the federal Department of Education down significantly.”