Is it November the 9th yet??
No seriously… many Americans have had it up to HERE with the 2016 election. For various reasons, they don’t like either choice being offered as the country’s next Commander-in-Chief for the next four years. There will a be a follow-up post soon to hopefully help ease the pain of that choice, but for now, let’s just call the spade what it is: a SPADE.
Ok now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s time to remember that the 2016 elections really ARE happening, and they’re really not a joke. It’s unfortunate that so many in the mainstream media have simply refused to cover substantive issues in lieu of Hillary’s email saga and Donald’s daily antics. But someone has got to step and speak the truth of why this election is important. And, we also have to entertain the possibility that Donald Trump could become the next President of the United States. This is happening… it is REALLY HAPPENING.
So what would the United States Education system look like under a Trump Administration, and a ReTRUMPlican-controlled Congress? Well, from the, uhh… “plans” he has on his website, it’s kind of ambiguous.
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 child’s education. So Common Core is a total disaster, we cannot let it continue. We are rated 28th in the world… the United States, 28th in the world, and frankly we spend far more per pupil than any other country in the world by far, it’s not even a close 2nd. So here we are… we spend more money, and we’re rated 28th. Third World countries are ahead of us. We’re going to end Common Core, we’re going to have Education an absolute priority.
Umm… yeah. That’s literally the whole Education section of his website. A 51 second video, nowhere near a school, that cuts away to some random school kids like once. Here’s a screenshot for those afraid to click…
It’s fair to say that Hillary Clinton’s Education Plans are a bit more detailed.
Lacking actual proposals or facts, serious voters have to turn to Donald’s Trumps public statements to try and piece together his views on education. CBS News gives a decent attempt at comparing Clinton and Trump, though it’s hard to actually do so when one side lacks accountable facts. For Higher Education, Trump acknowledges that students are in debt, but offers no solutions whatsoever to help those with student loans. Instead, he suggest that debt would go down if colleges just “let in fewer people.” Disturbing to say the least.
But the real scare with a President Trump lies in what could happen to our public school system. In a word, it would be essentially destroyed, with “school choice vouchers” as the only alternative. And just how many of our nation’s hard-working teachers would hear the signature phrase “you’re fired” if Mr. Trump is elected?? Per the Center For American Progress, nearly half a million educators would receive pink slips. And for those wondering, a full 49,000 those teachers would be taken from Texas public schools.
Besides our decimated K-12 schools, the Trump campaign has apparently promised to eliminate the Pell Grant entirely, and eradicate most other forms of Financial Aid. With a lack of ability to pay for college, students would be unable to attend or finish any degrees. This is more than a way to reduce student debt… it’s a way to also destroy our nation’s higher education system.
This is real folks. Please know before you vote. The 2016 elections are more important than ever before. Are we really willing to put our entire education system at risk for the guy who’s only experience in the field is operation of the ponzi scheme Trump University??
One more time… know BEFORE you V-O-T-E!!
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