Trump-Pence: Trump’s education plan is pretty bare bones. He intends on strengthen school choice policy which allows parents the opportunity to choose the schools their children attend. He also wants to expand accessibility to charter schools are highly segregated by race, and often less diverse than the demographics in its surrounding areas. He also plans to promote “patriotic education” curriculum in schools.
While parents should be able to choose the best pathway for education for their students, what checks and balance will Trump, a person who refuses to disavow white supremacists, ensure to make sure there is a diverse learning environment for students if everyone in the classroom looks the same?
Biden-Harris: Biden wants to increase funding for Title I assistance for schools with higher numbers of low-income students, which would also include resources for educators and school infrastructures. Biden has made some recommendations for college to be free under certain condition. If you are a student whose family has an income below $125,000 tuition would be free if you attend a public college or university. If you attend a HBCU or tribal colleges and universities grants could cover up to two years of tuition. For community college attendees, tuition would be free for two years if it was your first time pursuing a postsecondary degree.
HBCU’s are honored institutions and deserve support from our government in ensuring their legacy of important contributions to American society.