Manufacturing Evaluation


That’s because beyond the impact of the pandemic on schools, there has been virtually no discussion, at least during the general election portion of the campaign, about substantive education reforms, like the crisis of college affordability and what must be done to close achievement gaps to ensure all students reach their full potential. The stakes are especially high for California with over 10 million students of all ages enrolled in education institutions of some kind. President Trump did succeed in making reopening schools for face-to-face instruction during the pandemic a key campaign issue. He asserted, without any basis, that Democrats want to keep schools closed “for political reasons,” to use against him as an election issue. Biden Plan for Mobilizing American Talent and Heart to Create a 21st Century Caregiving and Education Workforce But shunted aside by the back-and-forth over school reopening was what the candidates were promising in terms of broader reforms. In Trump’s case, he promised almost nothing beyond his 2016 “school choice” education platform, this time with even fewer details. In fact, his second term agenda contains just two items, offered without any explanation: Provide School Choice to Every Child in America Biden, by contrast, put forward an extraordinarily lengthy, and pro-teacher, education platform. They were outlined in three separate documents: one focused on child care and preschool, another on K-12 schools , and a third on postsecondary challenges . The fact that Jill Biden, his wife, is a former high school teacher and community college instructor no doubt helped inform his views on education. What received some attention early in the campaign was his proposal to dramatically increase federal funds for schools, including tripling Title 1 funds for schools serving large numbers of low-income students. But he made myriad other proposals, including: Increasing funding for teacher mentoring, leadership and professional development.