What Education Activist Campbell Brown Should Ask the 2016 GOP Hopefuls

What kind of nation does the Republican nominee for president aim to create? A free and prosperous one, to be sure, where well-paying jobs, healthy families and smart policies govern our civil society. Essential to this vision is an education plan that clearly defines an appropriate role for the federal government. While last week’s Republican debate was certainly lively, it provided the American people only a small glimpse into the candidates’ views on K-12 education.

Fortunately, Campbell Brown, founder of The Seventy Four, in partnership with the American Federation for Children, will host a one-on-one interview with several Republican candidates at an Education Summit on August 19 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Having worked as the chief state education leader for two Republican governors, I offer some questions Brown can ask each candidate.

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– Gerard Robinson

Gerard Robinson is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Before joining AEI, he served as commissioner of education for the State of Florida and secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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