Clinton Transparent on Education Policy. Trump? Not So Much, Say Experts

Hillary Clinton is the only presidential candidate in the race who has provided an education plan for voters to review and scrutinize, according to panelists during a discussion August 30 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
“You can go to her website and see where she stands,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García, one of three panelists at the event sponsored by the Education Writers Association (EWA), a non-profit membership organization of journalists who cover education. “You can’t do that with her opponent.”
The forum was designed to help education and political journalists more effectively cover education issues during this year’s presidential campaign. Caroline Hendrie, executive director of EWA, moderated the panel.
Before the panel discussion started, Hendrie announced that EWA invited representatives “promoting the Trump campaign” to join the panel but none accepted. She also remarked that Donald Trump is expected to announce a new education policy advisor to his campaign in the coming days. Maybe details on his education plans will be forthcoming, but, as the panelists pointed out, Trump has been silent on education.
Andy Smarick of the Maryland State Board of Education said he was not sure where GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump stands on charter schools, standardized testing, school choice, vouchers, teacher evaluations, and the rollout of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
“I just don’t know what the Republican nominee believes on these issues,& …