With the general elections just one month away it is
time to look at what the candidates for president of the
United States and their party platforms offer in terms of
higher education. Let’s start with the Republican party.
Donald Trump has not said much on the issue and his
party platform on higher education is confined to one
paragraph. “When student loan debt exceeds the nation’s
credit card debt, we must recognize that our higher education
system is on an unsustainable path. The Republican
Party supports an education system that provides families
with greater transparency and more information so they
can make prudent choices about each student’s future,”
he said. “We support exploring alternative methods to the
traditional four-year university, because too many college
graduates are being left underemployed or unemployed.”
Romero, A. 2016. What the candidates promise for higher ed. The Edwardsville Intelligencer 3 October 2016, p. 3.