Trump Campaign Adds Aide for Education

August 30, 2016

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign has added Rob Goad, a policy adviser to Indiana Republican Rep. Luke Messer, to craft school choice policies for the campaign. Goad may also play a role in shaping on higher ed proposals for the campaign, according to a report by Education Week. 

Goad's background has been in K-12 education policy. But Messer, the chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, in the past has suggested the federal student aid plays a role in driving up the costs of college -- a notion disputed by higher ed policy experts.

Trump's campaign has offered little in the way of concrete proposals on either K-12 education or higher ed policy. Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway promised earlier this month that the last week of August would be focused on education at the campaign. But few details have emerged so far.  

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