2016 Republican candidates on higher education and top grant funders

As the first Republican presidential primary debate looms, I have decided to take a break from our regularly-scheduled programming and take a look at what some of these candidates are interested in doing as regards higher education. Of course, specific policies have not really been hashed out this early in the game, but there are still some interesting tidbits of information to chew on for those concerned with how the future Republican candidate might view the US’ university system.

635718223146293175-AP-Republicans-DebateI have also included some candidate’s opinions on grant-funding institutions, such as Department of Ed and NSF, and how they view climate change, which might affect funds from the EPA. The odds are pretty good that you will not hear higher education as a main focus of the debate, but here’s hoping! At any rate, the below may give you some idea on where candidates stand.

If agree or disagree with any of these points, leave a comment below! Tell me what issues in higher education you are hoping the candidates address, either tonight or some time down the road.

In no particular order. Click on the link to see the source. Enjoy!

Jeb_Bush_by_Gage_Skidmore_2Jeb Bush, Former Governor of Florida

Ted Cruz, Texas Senator

Rand Paul, Kentucky Senator

Marco Rubio SmileMarco Rubio, Florida Senator

Scott_Walker_by_Gage_SkidmoreScott Walker, Wisconsin Governor

Chris Christie, New Jersey Governor

Ben Carson attends the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon HillBen Carson, retired neurosurgeon

Mike_Huckabee_speaking_at_HealthierUS_Summit-uncroppedMike Huckabee:

GOP Convention 2012John Kasich, Ohio Governor

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