Agenda: Education & the 2016 White House Race
Nov. 19, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
National Press Club
Pre-K-12 Education in the 2016 Race
Experts and advocates take stock of how early childhood and K-12 education issues are factoring into the presidential campaign. They offer analysis of the candidates’ track records, campaign rhetoric, and specific plans (or lack thereof), and explore the complex politics of education policy.
- Charles Barone, Democrats for Education Reform
- Frederick Hess, American Enterprise Institute
- Becky Pringle, National Education Association
- Martin West, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Andrew Ujifusa, Education Week (Moderator)
Journalists share their insights about covering education in the White House race, and offer practical tips and strategies for penetrating coverage.
- Lauren Camera, U.S. News & World Report
- Nirvi Shah, Deputy Editor for Policy, Politico Pro
- Michael Stratford, Inside Higher Ed
- Caroline Hendrie, Executive Director, Education Writers Association
What College Affordability Means for the Election
College affordability has become a key topic in the 2016 presidential campaign, whether through Democratic candidates’ outlining varying approaches to a debt-free education at public universities or Republican contenders’ suggesting income-sharing arrangements and accreditation reform. A discussion of the nuances and potential of these ideas.