Fleeting mentions of education in first debate
EDUCATION ISSUES AN AFTERTHOUGHT IN DEBATE: The first showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump featured only fleeting references to education policy.
— Clinton talked most about education, bringing up the issue on several occasions, though only briefly. She twice mentioned “debt-free college” as part of her solution to improve the economy and she pledged to invest in education for middle-class workers. And she also pledged to help “people refinance their debt from college at a lower rate.”
— Clinton suggested that Trump doesn’t pay any federal income tax, adding that would mean he doesn’t chip in for a range of government services. That includes “zero for schools,” she said.