At an education summit in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidates outlined their vision to fix the elementary and secondary education system in America. A common theme among the GOP hopeful was how student achievement should be measured and how education standards should be set.
Republican presidential candidates on Monday said they were unimpressed with Hillary Clinton’s $350 billion debt-free tuition plan unveiled in New Hampshire, even as tens of millions of American families struggle with college sticker shock.
The White House began pushing Thursday for legislation to protect the online privacy of students, allowing them to do schoolwork while keeping the door closed to marketing and sales, according to senior officials.
President Obama’s most recent job approval ratings may help explain why he decided so swiftly that reducing the tax benefits of a popular college savings plan – a proposal he’d made earlier this month – had become an unwanted “distraction” and should be reeled back.
Aiming to dramatically expand access to higher education, President Obama on Thursday proposed making community college virtually free for millions of high school graduates — a potential boon for California's system, the largest in the nation.
"I got the chance to get a sneak peek at HBO's upcoming docudrama on the 1991 Hill-Thomas hearings, when college professor Anita Hill nearly derailed George H.W. Bush's nomination of federal appeals court Judge Clarence Thomas to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall."
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.