Still Haven’t Made Up Your Mind? Here’s What The Candidates Say About Education
The candidates aren’t talking much about education. But we are.
Voters are, too — education is rated as one of the top campaign issues this election cycle.
Why? Well, even though a lot of education policy is determined at a local level, the federal government still plays a huge role. Like the nearly $15 billion spent on Title I funding that goes to over half of all schools in America. Or the $30 billion in Pell Grants to help students pay for college. Or the $12 billion that goes to local districts to help students with disabilities.
And then there’s the enforcement of all that. Basically, the next president and his or her administration can and will have a lot of influence on the nation’s education system.