Eye of the Editors: The Bull’s Eye endorsement
The Bull’s Eye endorses presidential candidate Hillary Clinton due to her policies surrounding education.
October 12, 2016
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The Bull’s Eye editorial board is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president because of her policies on the issues of education and immigration, those which directly affect students.
The staff views Clinton to be the most experienced candidate, having served as secretary of state, first lady of Arkansas, the first lady of the US, a senator from New York and a law professor.
Clinton’s experience adds to her ethos and shows that Clinton is capable of holding the highest office.
Clinton’s experience, however, is not all that sets Clinton apart from her rival Republican candidate, Donald Trump. In terms of preparation, Clinton has shown to have a more concrete, detailed plan. More specifically, Clinton has a clear strategy on education reform, namely, the continuation of Common Core and a plan to provide free public college for everyone.
Although Common Core has already been implemented and has received much criticism, it is significant for a national education system to exist to ensure that schools are teaching the same curriculum to all students.
The roll-out of Common Core, according to Clinton, was largely unsuccessful and done wrong, hence the opposition it faces.
However, should she win the presidency, she will work to fix such a system, rather than removing the entire system in the way that Trump proposes.
Furthermore, the cost of college tuition and student loans are out of control. Many low-income families are discouraged from attaining a post high school education.
We believe that every student, or citizen for that matter, should be given access to a college education in order to perform better in the workplace. In addition to her stance on education, the Bull’s Eye looks favorably upon her immigration policies. Amnesty, we believe, is the only practical solution.
Contrary to what Trump claims, illegal immigrants do not have a negative impact on the American economy as a whole and do not avoid paying necessary taxes and bills. In addition, deportation of illegal immigrants or building a wall between America and Mexico is unfeasible, costly and ineffective
Finally, the Bull’s Eye deems that the other major party candidate, Donald Trump, is largely incompetent and irresponsible for the single-most powerful job in the world.
Most of Trump’s proposed policies have been based on fear-mongering, while many of his statements are rash and offensive.
A Trump presidency would ultimately lower the standards for being a president.
For the purpose of education and immigration reform, thus, for the purpose of electing a truly experienced candidate, a Clinton presidency would be ideal.