Time and time again education is a key factor of debate in the political world. It is a controversial matter that does not have clearly defined lines and party affiliations. Each presidential candidate has a right to an opinion on where he/she thinks the education direction should be due. Based on the votes cast in history by the nominees, we can see and understand their stands. Below are the the 2016 presidential candidates and their ideas about education.
Jeb Bush is against feds being involved in educational content creation. He said he will stand with common core even if GOP runs from it.American education system is the great moral and economic issue of this time he says. He also favors the common core standards and structural reforms. He has attempted the issue to test if it would bring about different results by implementing it within the public schools.
Ben Carson says that educating a man is liberating a man. He supports the Common core standards saying private schooling has become better than common core public schooling. He is dismayed and unhappy with the current Educational stand and sites it as a “propaganda system.” The Carson Scholars has so far granted more than 2 million dollars to fund the education of those who would not be able to afford it
He is strongly against common core saying that it has been five years since it was adopted and it is not working. He is a big supporter of school choice. He introduced a performance-based pay system for public school teachers and also had the required time to gain tenure raised from three to four years.
Hillary wants the Bible to be taught as history and literature not science and religion. She supports the Common core and pushes for universal preschool which can habor children of all kinds. She supports and believes in avid schools and teachers getting raised salaries. She advocates for fewer taxbreaks on corprations and using the extra income to help lower cost of college tuition.
Ted Cruz opposes the common core reforms on the grounds that control in the hands of local school administrators would be more effective. He sees loss of power from the administrators is the leading factor in performance.
Fiona is for No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top are the main incentives that should be employed for schools to achieve national standards. She also supports local authority in public schools less federal support.
Jim believes a raise in teachers salaries will boost performance. He goes ahead to say that funds from moving around local funds can be able to facilitate this raise. He also is for the student rights which include protection of the moment of silence at the beginning of the school day.
He is against the common core. He wanted states to define and establish their own assesment and accademic standards by introducing S.Res.345. He voted against10.2 billion dollars for HSS andfederal education, 5 billion for grants to local education agencies, and 52 million dollars for ’21st century learning centers’. He clearly is against common core standards and supports school prayers during war on terror . He requires students and states to voucher for charted schools.
Hackabee doesn’t want the federal government to be involved in any setting of the curriculum and supports sexual education if is revolves around abstenance only. He is against the common core and is open about supporting the school prayer.
Bobby embraced the common core but later ditched it. He initially supported the common core standards in schools in Louisiana but recently changed his stand saying he believes focus should be stressed on student achievement and performance rather than increasing the funding.
Martin advocated for freezing public school tuition fee to enable public school students graduate debt free. He is against common core standards and continues to advocate charteer schools. His support for this has led to very slow growth in college tuition since 2007 in Maryland.
Marco Rubio claims introduction of free online courses will make higher education more accessible and cut on the funding too. He says in 2008, Florida schools saw a record cut of 2.3 billion dollars through the free online courses. He also says a reform on the accreditation system to welcome in new higher education sources is key.
Bernie supports clinton on the move to implementing fewer tax breaks for corporations and adding funding into the education to reduce tuition fees just like what many European countries are doing. He also opposes charter schools and supports common core system.
Donald Trump is outspoken against the common core standards. He terms the institution as a “disaster” saying that education should be local and that the federal government should not set the curriculum. He has had some controversial stances such as saying teachers unions should be dismantled and cutting funding from education.
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