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Presidential Contenders’ Websites Skimpy on K-12 Policy

Want to know where the major presidential candidates stand on K-12 education? Don’t go to their campaign websites.

A quick review of the websites of every major 2016 contender wasn’t very revealing of their K-12 policy platforms when it comes to either their past record or their plans for the future. In fact, candidates of both parties—especially Democrats—were more likely to emphasize the other ends of the education spectrum, pre-school and college readiness, not elementary and secondary policy.