Education Insider: What the Next Administration Means for Education

Oct 5 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


The first presidential debate was fiery indeed. Yet education was barely mentioned. We’ll try to cover what neither Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump had time to dive into: What the next administration will mean for U.S. education.


On October 5 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET, join Whiteboard Advisors and EdSurge for an Education Insider online discussion on what educators and entrepreneurs can expect from a Clinton or Trump administration.


EdSurge managing editor Tony Wan will speak with three experts with unique insights into the presidential platforms: Whiteboard Advisors Senior Advisor Andy Rotherham, former North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, and Gerard Robinson of the American Enterprise Institute.


  • Andy Rotherham is a leading analyst, senior advisor at Whiteboard Advisors, and co-publisher of Education Insider. He served as Special Assistant to the President during the Clinton Administration where he led White House education policy work, and has advised every education secretary since Richard Riley.
  • Bev Perdue, former Governor of North Carolina, will discuss how a Clinton administration might impact how states implement the Every Student Succeed Act. She is currently Chair and Founder of digiLearn and senior advisor at Whiteboard Advisors.
  • Gerard Robinson, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and former state chief of education under Republican governors in Florida and Virginia, and will share his thoughts on Trump’s education agenda.

Questions will include: What should we expect on early childhood education and gainful employment in 2017? What do we know about Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump’s perspectives on technology in the classroom? What’s at stake for business and education industry executives? And how will the new federal K-12 law, Every Student Succeeds Act, impact a new presidential agenda for schools and districts? And perhaps most importantly: How will these policy implications affect parents, teachers and students?

Education Insider: What the Next Administration Means for Education