Candidates Should Discuss Innovation in EducationOctober 25, 2016 | :
by Julia Freeland Fisher
During the presidential debate last night both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump promised to grow the economy and create financial security for more Americans. Yet one issue that could truly make or break our country’s economy barely made it onto the debate stage: education.
It’s hard to take seriously ambitious plans for economic growth as American students’ rankings slip on international tests, and employers express grave dissatisfaction with the quality of graduates entering the workforce. Indeed, according to the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress results, just 37% of high school seniors are prepared for college-level math and reading in the first place.