WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The election of Republican Donald Trump, coupled with the GOP's success in retaining control of Congress, is likely to reshape federal policy on education from preschool to college. In conjunction with the Education Writers Association, the National Press Club will sponsor back-to-back, one-hour Newsmaker discussions and news conference on K-12 and higher education, on Monday, Nov. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the club's Bloomberg Room.
Although Donald Trump spent relatively little time on education in his presidential campaign, he occasionally highlighted the issue, sharply criticizing the Common Core and high student debt and proposing a plan to significantly expand school choice. For its part, Congress has a long to-do list in 2017, including the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. How will Trump's campaign rhetoric and proposals translate into a White House agenda? What will be his top education priorities, and how much political capital will his administration put behind them? What are the prospects for carrying out this agenda in Congress? Who will likely be the key education leaders in his administration? Confirmed speakers include: Lindsey Burke of the Heritage Foundation; Kevin Carey of New America; Terry Hartle of the American Council on Education; Alyson Klein of Education Week; Bethany Little of EducationCounsel; and Gerard Robinson of the American Enterprise Institute. The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20045. As with all Newsmaker events, this forum is open to credentialed media and Press Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT, CONTACT:Jamie Horwitz, 202-549-4921, firstname.lastname@example.org Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO