Educators Ponder Meaning of a Trump Presidency
President-elect Donald Trump said very little about education during the bruising and divisive campaign, leaving those who devote their life to it baffled and unsure about what he’ll actually do and what his policy choices will be.
The Republican has pushed for school choice using federal block grants and for giving private lenders control of the student loan system, as well as calculating students’ loans based on the kind of jobs they’ll likely be able to get.
The topic was not, however, a cornerstone of his campaign, or even an issue he spoke much about, beyond pushing competition, charters and vouchers. As a result, many of those who are reacting to his presidency say more is unknown about what’s next than is known.
The Hechinger Report is compiling a wide range of reactions, views and advice concerning Trump; we’ll update throughout the day.