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Education deserves more focus from 2020 Democrats
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Oct 17, 8:20 AM: Fourteen minutes and 50 seconds — by my count, that’s about how long the Democratic presidential candidates have spent talking about K-12 education over the last four debates.
Del. Webert wrong about special education vouchers
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Oct 17, 5:26 AM: Delegate Michael Webert (R-Marshall/18th) professes to be a strong supporter of public schools and yet, in 2016, he co-sponsored legislation that provides special education vouchers for a “school choice” option for children with >
There Is One Candidate On The Democratic Debate Stage With A Plan To Expand Education Savings Accoun
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Oct 16, 8:31 AM: 529 education savings accounts, which were expanded with the enactment of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (which now allows 529 plans to be used for K-12 education expenses), continue to grow in popularity, with more and more families >
Push to overhaul public schools likely to continue after near sweep for business-backed BESE candida
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Oct 15, 5:56 AM: Business-backed candidates won six of seven contested seats for Louisiana's top school board, which means the push to overhaul public schools will likely continue for another four years.
Biden Outlines Higher Education Platform
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Oct 8, 7:18 AM: FORMER VICE PRESIDENT and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden outlined a $750 billion-a-year higher education package that would make two years of community college free and supercharge federal funding for Pell grants, >
Jim Hood has an ambitious plan for public education in Mississippi — but can he fund it?
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Oct 8, 5:23 AM: Attorney General Jim Hood has big plans for education in Mississippi. He wants universal pre-K, teacher pay raises, and to fully fund the state's education funding formula — which has only happened twice since it was created in the >
Andy Beshear rolls out public education plan, calling it his ‘highest priority’
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Oct 3, 5:27 AM: Saying there is "no bigger contrast" in his race against Gov. Matt Bevin than their views on public education, Attorney General Andy Beshear and running mate Jacqueline Coleman on Wednesday released what they called a "sweeping new >
Education group seeks new standards through ballot measure
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Oct 2, 7:17 AM: An education advocacy group can begin collecting signatures for a ballot measure it says will establish standards and a framework for education policy, according to a state review.
Bernie Sanders to join Chicago Teachers Union labor rally
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Sep 23, 8:29 AM: In the midst of heated contract negotiations with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Chicago Teachers Union is getting a boost from a major supporter.
Cory Booker once allied himself with Betsy DeVos on school choice. Not anymore.
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Sep 20, 8:34 AM: Cory Booker was a little-known member of the Newark City Council 19 years ago when he received an extraordinary invitation from a Michigan group connected to Betsy DeVos, now the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Sanders Targets Teachers With New Ad
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Sep 18, 7:35 AM: A new advertising campaign from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is tapping into the educator unrest that swept the country over the last two years and prompted thousands of teachers to walk the picket lines, hold >
Black, Latino voters threaten to buck 2020 Democratic hopefuls over charter schools
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Sep 17, 7:32 AM: The protesters outside the Democratic presidential primary debate last week in Houston were not right-wing activists or fans of President Trump. Instead, dozens of black and Hispanic voters chanted and hoisted placards demanding >
Commentary: Democrats love school choice, except when they’re running for president
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Sep 16, 7:53 AM: What do three of the Democratic presidential candidates all have in common? They were all once fervent supporters of school choice.
Democratic candidates debate fixes for U.S. education
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Sep 13, 8:33 AM: Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang says he supports a mix of options, including charter schools, in trying to fix the nation’s education system.
Opinion: Here’s a suggestion for Thursday’s presidential debate: Talk about public educa
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Sep 11, 7:40 AM: When Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and former vice president Joe Biden got into a dispute about busing at the first presidential debate, it felt for five minutes that maybe, just maybe, we would have a wide-ranging discussion >
Commentary: Education Reform Will Weather the Left’s Assault
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Sep 3, 7:46 AM: Democrats are stifling school choice, but the movement has clear results and durable institutions.
Column: When Elizabeth Warren Agreed With Betsy DeVos
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Sep 3, 7:42 AM: "An all-voucher system would be a shock to the educational system, but the shakeout might be just what the system needs,” they continued. This is exactly the argument that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses to support school >
Jeanne Allen: 2020 candidates have the chance to embrace smarter education policies
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Aug 23, 8:07 AM: Education policy is far too important to be based on campaign trail strategy rather than in a classroom. Because education enables our kids to lead happy, prosperous, and productive lives, education is always a top issue for >
Opinion: New poll offers wake-up call for Democrats on school choice
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Aug 23, 8:05 AM: The latest EdNext Poll shows rising support for all types of school choice. Most notably, it highlights the clear bipartisan support behind education freedom policies.
Attacking socialism and identity politics, Dan Forest kicks off campaign for governor
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Aug 19, 5:42 AM: While his roughly 10-minute speech touted his viewpoints against abortion rights, expanding school choice for North Carolinians and being more competitive on recruiting businesses to the state, the largest cheer Forest received was >

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