The candidates on education


The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday–don’t forget to vote!

In the meantime, you also shouldn’t forget to make sure you’re up-to-date on the candidates’ stances on education. eCampus News, a Maryland-based marketing company for education technology businesses, put out an informal guide about Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s stances on education issues.

You can find the full guide online, but Green Light has pulled some of the issues that might most affect the community college student:

Student loan debt

Trump: Move the process of lending from the government to private, local banks; give colleges a role in determining loan worthiness, including factors such as future earning potential

Clinton: All students should have the option to graduate from a public, in-state college or university debt-free; by 2021, families making up to $125,000 would pay no tuition for public, in-state, four-year colleges or universities; this would be immediately true for families earning up to $85,000

Free college

Trump: Reject President Obama’s proposal for free community college for high school graduates

Clinton: Make all community colleges free

Completion rates

Trump: Colleges should not admit students who are unable to graduate and find a job within a reasonable time frame

Clinton: Build initiatives like TRIO and GEAR UP; offer new grants to colleges and universities that invest in interventions like quality child care, emergency financial aid, and early childhood provider partnerships; increase funding for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program from $15 million to $250 million a year.

Find eCampus News’ full rundown on Trump’s and Clinton’s education stances at its website.

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