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Educators ponder meaning of a Trump presidency: Plea for “the vulnerable and the bullied”

by November 9, 2016

NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump said very little about education during the bruising and divisive campaign, leaving those who devote their life to it baffled and unsure about what he’ll actually do and what his policy choices will be.

The Republican has pushed for school choice using federal block grants and for giving private lenders control of the student loan system, as well as calculating students’ loans based on the kind of jobs they’ll likely be able to get.

Related: Trump plan bases student loans on employability

The topic was not, however, a cornerstone of his campaign, or even an issue he spoke much about, beyond pushing 09competition, charters and vouchers. As a result, many of those who are reacting to his presidency say more is unknown about what’s next than is known.

Related: Educational choice is a slogan slick enough for Donald Trump

The Hechinger Report is compiling a wide range of reactions, views and advice concerning Trump; we’ll update throughout the day.

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Jeanne Allen, Center for Education Reform:

“President-elect Trump – We believe there is much you can do to address the hopes and dreams of all who elected you. We hope you will embrace innovation, applaud and incentivize ambitious state efforts to create opportunity for all learners at all levels, reject the status quo and think hard about all those you appoint to support you and the needs of citizens everywhere.”

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