In general, the leading candidates attended public school themselves, with a couple of notable exceptions. And in general, the candidates tended to send their own children to private or religious schools.
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February 11, 2016
February 05, 2016
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, running for the GOP presidential nomination, has helped set the national K-12 agenda—and generated plenty of controversy in the process.
February 03, 2016
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a GOP presidential hopeful, is a budget hawk who actually boosted education funding and still supports the Common Core State Standards.
February 02, 2016
Teachers' union leaders who put muscle and money behind Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton say they're not disheartened with her photo finish in the Iowa caucuses.
February 01, 2016
From the common core to gun-free school zones, developer and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has made his views pretty clear about a few hot-button K-12 issues.
January 29, 2016
The Democratic presidential contender has worked to expand access to early-childhood education, boost academic standards, and improve child health—but her track record is mixed
January 28, 2016
As a White House hopeful, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz epitomizes several Republican positions regarding education, particularly when it comes to the federal government's role in public schools.
January 27, 2016
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential hopeful, has made big promises on college access, and been skeptical of standardized testing and Obama administration competitive grants.
January 26, 2016
GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio has a longer record on college access than on K-12 policy, and wants to scrap the U.S. Department of Education and the common core.
January 21, 2016
"Common Core is out! Second Amendment is in!" Trump also told the crowd at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday.