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Presidential Candidates on Education

[b][u] Donald J. Trump[/u][/b]
[i]Local Education[/i]
"I'm a tremendous believer in education. But education has to be at a local level. We cannot have the bureaucrats in Washington telling you how to manage your childs education."
[i]Common Core[/i]
"So Common Core is a total disaster. We cant let it continue. We are rated 28th in the world, the United States. Think of it, 28th in the world. And, frankly, we spend far more per pupil than any other country in the world. By far. Its not even a close second." "[As president I'd] end Common Core. Common Core is a disaster."
[i]School Spending[/i]
"You could cut that way, way, way down."
[b][u] Hillary Rodham Clinton[/u][/b]
[i]Local Education[/i]
"Everybody is an expert on education because we all went to school. And therefore, local control means that there are millions upon millions of opinions in America about what we should do. I dont think we have reached a consensus that reflects the reality today. Our public school system worked so well for America for so long. Weve got to make sure it works as well for our future."
[i]Common Core[/i]
"It's very painful because the Common Core started off as a nonpartisan effort--it wasn't politicized. Iowa has had a testing system based on a core curriculum for a really long time. And [Iowans] see the value of it, they understand why that helps organize their whole education system. And a lot of states unfortunately haven't had that, and so don't understand the value of a core, in this sense a Common Core."[i]
School spending[/i]
"Let's put money into what we know does work, like smaller class sizes, higher teacher pay, and better curriculum. Let's use interventions that work. That means extended learning time, it means summer school, it means stronger parental involvement from the very beginning of a child's schooling."
(https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/05/08/donald-trump-on-education-wrong-wrong-and-wrong/)
(http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Education.htm)
by Macy Huang

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