Emily Gover, MSIS, Librarian and Ed Tech Community Manager
It is hard to say which candidate has the "best policy," as it is a subjective matter for each voter (like many things in politics!). Here is information on from the current major candidates running for President, from their own websites. (Some candidates' policies are more detailed than others.)
Current popular candidates for the Democratic Party
Current popular candidates for the Republican Party
- Ben Carson
- Marco Rubio (This is specifically on Common Core, not general K-12 education.)
- Carly Fiorina
- Chris Christie
- Rand Paul
As of this posting, there is no easily accessible or clearly-outlined information for education policy on the campaign websites for Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz.
While a candidate's campaign website is a good place to start, it is important to also look for other perspectives from third party outlets to get a well-rounded understanding.
From a third party standpoint, ProCon.org is a nonprofit, objective resource that has a whole website dedicated to the 2016 election, the candidates, and their viewpoints. Another website, OnTheIssues.org, is a nonprofit, non-partisan website that collects quotes from politicians on different topics, including education. Here is a link to their page on education. Reading national and local newspapers can also help you come to a decision on which candidate aligns with your views on education.
The candidates' views may change over time, as well, so do your best to stay informed in the weeks and months to come!