No K-12 Ed Policy on the 2016 Pres. Campaign Trail

The 2016 presidential candidates, especially the democrats, are vocal on changes to college affordability. But, this Ed Week post talks about how little attention K-12 reform is getting on the 2016 presidential campaign trail. Part of the assumed reasoning behind the lack of conversation is because ESSA was just passed to replace NCLB, probably the most controversial education policy law in recent memory. One can argue that the fed is taking a lighter hand in ed reform because, traditionally, education reform is a state issue.

I appreciate Hillary’s comment on charter schools and it makes sense why John Kasich is quiet about his mess in Ohio. But I wish candidates spoke on the subject simply because they care, and not because they’ll lose political points or because it won’t heavily effect their campaign or time in office. Ed policy, especially ed policy that affects the early ages, is an American issue that each potential leader should be well versed and opinionated about.

“Student Debt in America: Lend With A Smile, Collect with a Fist”

The title of this NYT article could not be more true. It’s absurd that schools can charge absorbents amounts for tuition for fields that don’t stand to provide the kind of income that can payoff the cost of attendance in a reasonable amount of time. But, bottom line, the Department of Education must require schools to give students a detailed outline of career prospects and the schools chances of providing students who maintain, at the very least, sound grades, with the right opportunities to attain said jobs.