New Report Examines Election's Potential Effects on Ed Policy

November 8, 2016

A new report from the University of Alabama's Education Policy Center examines how state-level education leaders view the education policies of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

The report is based on the first 36 responses received from the 2016 National Survey of Access and Finance Issues conducted by the EPC. That survey found that most higher education leaders disagreed with the "skin in the game" idea that federal loans should be a partnership between students, local banks and colleges. The idea has been supported by Trump.

While about half of the survey respondents agreed with Clinton that maintenance of effort provisions to incentivize states to maintain their higher education budgets should be included in the next Higher Education Act reauthorization.

The report also detailed that 11 of 36 respondents indicated their institutions don't have the capacity to serve the number of students a tuition-free community college plan would bring.

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