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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Views On Education

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In the 2016 Presidential election, education hasn’t really been a top tiered topic of discussion.

Clinton, Trump and other previous candidates focused on national security, foreign policy and email scandals.

In either case, the candidates have given some insight into what their plans might be.

Here are some of the views that Trump and Clinton have on education:

Donald Trump

  • Pledged to invest $20 billion worth of vouchers for students to attend a school of their choice.
  • Supports charter schools
  • Criticizes teachers’ union
  • Promises to get rid of Common Core
  • Will fight Clinton’s debt-free college proposal

Hillary Clinton

  • Oppose Trump’s voucher program
  • Supports charter schools
  • Won endorsement for two national largest teacher unions
  • Supports Common Core (though rarely mentions it)
  • Supports debt-free college tuition for families earning less than $125k

Trump’s plan would use federal dollars to establish a grant to allow children living in poverty to attend the school of their choice.

Clinton is on the total opposite side of this argument and said it would “decimate public schools across America.”

Trump has said very little about higher education, though he criticized the government’s role in student lending, according to PBS.

With this 2016 election going the way it is, there’s no telling what if any of these proposals will ever happen.

Interested in more about Donald Trump’s Education Background?

 

 



Forbes Releases World’s Most Powerful Women List

michelle obamaWomen have come a long way since 1920 when they were first given the right to vote in American elections. Now, 90 years later, women across the country are heavily influencing the world’s politics, economy and social development.

In an effort to keep you motivated to study hard and pursue your dreams, here is a list of Forbes World’s Most Powerful Women.

Some of them might surprise you and also take note how many Americans are on the list!

1.    Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
2.    Irene Rosenfeld, Chief Executive of Kraft Foods
3.    Oprah Winfrey, Talk show host and media mogul
4.    Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
5.    Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States
6.    Indra Nooyi, Chief Executive of PepsiCo Read the rest of this entry »



Celebrity Commencement Speeches for the Class of 2009

In stadiums and auditoriums across the country, graduates are joining for the pomp and circumstance that grants them their hard-earned degrees.

President Obama at the Naval Academy commencement. via Chicago Tribune

President Obama at the Naval Academy commencement. via Chicago Tribune

Much like the hours spent in lecture halls, graduates must wait through just a couple more speeches before their caps are tossed to the air and their diplomas rightly earned. Every graduation has a guest speaker, some more memorable than others. For the class of 2009 at many notable colleges and universities, these famous commencement speakers are certain to be a memorable closing to their college careers.

President Barack Obama
The President spoke at Notre Dame, U.S. Naval Academy, and Arizona State University, where he implored the graduates to see our troubled economy as an opportunity, not a hurdle. “I know starting your career in troubled times is a challenge. But it is also a privilege. Because it is moments like these that force us to try harder, dig deeper, to discover gifts we never knew we had – to find the greatness that lies within each of us.”

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Caroline Kennedy a Controversial Choice for New York Senate

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of former president John F. Kennedy, is lobbying to fill the New York Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton, who’s leaving to become Obama’s Secretary of State. This has raised quite a few eyebrows by those who argue that Kennedy’s role as a high-dollar fundraiser doesn’t qualify her to be senator, and that she’s only being considered because of the legacy of her name.

As CBS News reports, Kennedy does have experience working with the New York City Public Schools.  Some feel that her work there is exemplary enough to qualify her for public office, while others do not.  As a fundraiser and goodwill ambassador for the New York City Public Schools, Kennedy raised about $200 million between 2002 and 2004. As the school system’s chancellor wrote in a New York Times op ed, “Caroline took over an office that previously oversaw donations to PTAs and alumni associations and recreated it around a model of a public-private partnership.”

On the other hand, Kennedy wasn’t involved in hands-on legislative decisions involving the schools.  She also took few public policy positions on education, so it’s hard to know where she stands the issue that’s been the focus of most of her political involvement. What do you think?

Caroline’s own educational background includes a degree from Radcliffe College and a law degree from Columbia Law School.



Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Educational Background

During the presidential campaign, we ran a series of posts highlighting the educational background of the presidential and vice presidential candidates.  So now that Barack Obama is choosing members of his cabinet, we’ll be doing the same, starting with his surprising pick for Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Rodham graduated from Wellesley College, a prestigious all-women’s college in Massachusetts, in 1969 with a degree in political science. Although her GPA is not available, she graduated with honors. Like many college students, her years in school strongly influenced her political opinions.  She came to college as a conservative, and even served as the president of the College Republicans. By the time she left, she was the author of an honor’s thesis about a left-wing political organizer.  Along the way, she was very active in campus politics, and became so much of a leader that she was asked to give the commencement address.  After Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, an event that moved her deeply, Rodham organized a two-day student strike.

After leaving Wellesley, Rodham went to Yale Law School, where she graduated in 1973.  Rodham served on the editorial board of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action.  Her studies and related volunteer work focused largely on underprivileged children.  In 1971, she began dating fellow student Bill Clinton, whom she met at the library.  They married in 1975.





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