Althought education was not a major theme in Donald Trump’s campaign for president, he did propose to , eliminate the Common Core standards in English and math, and establish a $20 billion program to expand school choice for low-income children. Within days of his electoral victory, he posted a two-paragraph statement on education on a new website, greatagain.org.
EdSource asked 16 leaders in their respective fields or organizations in California to anticipate possible changes in education policy during a Trump presidency. Their voices are not intended to be representative of the education community in California, or of all political points of view. EdSource did approach Californians in touch with the Trump transition team, but they did not wish to express their thoughts publicly. We will add other perspectives in the days and weeks ahead.