No, Trump can’t win.
Everyone said it could not be done. Now it has become a reality. Donald Trump will be the GOP’s next candidate for President. There was little doubt that native New Yorker Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, twice elected to the Senate in her adopted home state, would win the New York primary and at least temporarily pause the narrative of negative stories dogging their campaigns. But alas they both clinched the victory of their home states. With the Presidential election looming just over the horizon later on this year, how do these two candidates stack up on all of the important issues we as college student care about?
No federal government profit from student loans. (Nov 2015)
Let schools compete: charters, vouchers, and magnets. (Nov 2015)
Cut Department of Education and Common Core. (Oct 2015)
We spend more per student than any other nation. (Jun 2015)
Cut the Department of Education way, way down. (Jun 2015)
Founded Trump University to teach the art of deal-making. (Jun 2015)
Comprehensive education instead of limiting subjects. (Apr 2010)
School choice will improve public schools. (Jul 2000)
My plan is debt-free college for young people. (Feb 2016)
Experts vetted my college plan, and it works. (Feb 2016)
New College Compact: federal match for state investment. (Dec 2015)
Make community college free, but not free college for all. (Nov 2015)
Refinance all college debt to help 40 million new grads. (Oct 2015)
End predatory student college loan rates over 20%. (Apr 2008)
Transfer tax cuts from rich & corporations to student aid. (Jun 2006)
When it comes to the issue of Education, Senator Clinton is very progressive in her ideas of debt- free college for young people. Donald Trumps vision is just the opposite, very conservative. He wants the government to stop making a profit off of student loans. Currently student loan rates will continue to feed Federal profits. The federal government made enough money on student loans over the last year that, if it wanted, it could provide maximum-level Pell Grants of $5,645 to 7.3 million college students. The $41.3 billion profit for the 2013 fiscal year is down $3.6 billion from the previous year but it’s a higher profit level than all but two companies in the world: Exxon Mobil cleared $44.9 billion in 2012, and Apple cleared $41.7 billion. So the business of placing low-income students in debt for the rest of their lives is booming.