Back in January, Eduflack wrote for Education Post on the four key education concerns the few dozen folks seeking the presidency need to consider. More than 10 months later, these four issues were barely touched in the 2016 campaign at almost every level. But they remain essential, particularly as President-elect Trump begins to shape his education policy and chooses a leader to head his U.S. Department of Education.
The four areas I continue to hope we focus on include:
- The proper federal/state role when it comes to education policy;
- 21st century education and real 21st century learning;
- Accountability, and how to effectively hold education institutions, particularly colleges and universities, accountable; and
- The future of teacher education.
In each of these areas, I pose a number of questions that we must consider. Each question was relevant at the start of the calendar year. Each is relevant today. And each will be even more relevant at the start of a new administration and a new Congress.
I just hope someone (or someones) is starting to explore answers and responses.