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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.”


This work was originally published in The Edwardsville Intelligencer.



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