- REUTERS/Scott Audette (L), Javier Galeano (R)
As the march toward the November presidential general election continues, many presume Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have all but clinched their parties’ respective nominations.
With that in mind, a survey produced by the policy-consulting group WhiteBoard Advisors asked leaders in education policy the following question:
“If she/he is elected President, who will Hillary Clinton’s/Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education be?”
The resulting report says the questions were answered by “insiders,” described as current and former White House, Department of Education, and congressional staff members as well as state education leaders.
For Clinton, Linda Darling-Hammond, an emeritus professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, was the top pick. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Chris Edley, a former dean of the Berkeley School of Law and cofounder of the Opportunity Institute, were other contenders.
For Trump, former presidential candidate Ben Carson is at the top of the list. Andreas Schleicher, director for education and skills at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Tony Bennett, Florida’s former education commissioner, were other higher-ranking choices.
- WhiteBoard Advisors