2016 Presidential Forum

The Committee for Education Funding (CEF) hosted a Presidential Forum on education issues facing the presidential candidates in spring 2016. The event was moderated by Candy Crowley, award-winning journalist and former Chief Political Correspondent for CNN. The CEF Presidential Forum was designed to be an opportunity for Presidential Candidates and their campaigns to highlight and discuss their education policy agendas — including but not limited to education funding matters. The overarching goal of this event was to emphasize education as a critical domestic policy.

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Investing in Education at All Levels

The 2016 CEF Presidential Forum included:

1st Panel — Campaign Surrogates
  • Clinton Campaign
    Ann O’Leary, Senior Policy Advisor
  • Sanders Campaign
    Donni Turner, Policy Analyst
  • Trump Campaign
2nd Panel — Think Tank Representatives
  • Lindsey Burke, Will Skillman Fellow in Education, Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation
  • Nat Malkus, Fellow in Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
  • Carmel Martin, Executive VP for Policy, Center for American Progress



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