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DeVos becoming popular target for Democrats in 2020 race
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May 24, 7:35 AM: Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos the “worst secretary of education we’ve seen.” Sen. Amy Klobuchar says DeVos “shouldn’t be in her job.” Beto O’Rourke’s take on DeVos: “We can do >
Opinion: Bring Back the Old Cory Booker
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May 24, 7:32 AM: As a young councilman in Newark, Cory Booker listened to parents describe how they broke the law by claiming they lived somewhere other than the city to get their kids into good schools.
Opinion: Sanders Chooses Teachers Unions Over Black Voters
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May 22, 7:24 AM: The candidate calls for a moratorium on charter schools. It’s bad politics and even worse policy.
Sanders to Propose Halt to New Charter Schools
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May 20, 8:41 AM: Senator Bernie Sanders took aim at charter schools on Saturday, calling for a moratorium on federal funding for the schools in a declaration of his education policy priorities ahead of the 2020 election.
Jackie Goldberg returns to L.A. school board with resounding election win
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May 15, 6:33 AM: Jackie Goldberg, a veteran politician and educator who served on the Los Angeles school board three decades ago, will once again have a voice in the nation’s second-largest school district after a resounding win Tuesday for a seat >
Editorial: Repenning for L.A. Unified school board
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May 14, 8:24 AM: One sad thing is almost certain about Tuesday’s school board election: Voter turnout will be low. It’s an off month in an off year, and just one seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District board is being >
Booker on charter school push as Newark mayor
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May 6, 7:52 AM: In an exclusive sit-down interview Jake Tapper pushes Senator Cory Booker on his support of charter schools
Democratic presidential candidates embrace free college tuition regardless of cost
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May 6, 7:51 AM: Public elementary school is free. Public high school is free, too. And now a handful of Democratic presidential candidates are pushing the idea of making a public college education free.
Editorial: Elizabeth Warren has the wrong answer to America’s student debt problem
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Apr 24, 7:42 AM: TRAILING IN the polls, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is running ahead of the Democratic presidential pack in terms of policy specifics. We hope other candidates will emulate her willingness to lay out an agenda. Alas, her latest >
Elizabeth Warren’s Higher Education Plan: Cancel Student Debt and Eliminate Tuition
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Apr 23, 7:19 AM: Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who has structured her presidential campaign around a steady unveiling of disruptive policy ideas, on Monday proposed her biggest one yet: a $1.25 trillion plan to reshape higher education >
Opinion: Finally, some transparency on public sector unions’ political spending
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Apr 22, 8:39 AM: The Democratic Party has a simple strategy: Continue pumping funds into Democratic candidates until traditionally Republican-leaning states turn purple, and then finally flip blue. It may have taken decades, but the steady stream >
Backlash against San Antonio ISD’s direction fuels election challenges
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Apr 15, 7:02 AM: Turnaround efforts in the San Antonio Independent School District have drawn state and national attention — but also opposition, and candidates for three board seats are sharply divided over Superintendent Pedro Martinez’s >
Opinion: Can we fix the schools? (Maybe not.)
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Apr 8, 7:53 AM: You can count on one familiar refrain in the 2020 presidential campaign: Fix the schools. Faith in education is one of the nation’s bedrock values. Better schools would (we think) narrow economic inequalities and help people reach >
Charter schools are a complicated issue for Beto O’Rourke. His wife, Amy O’Rourke, found
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Apr 5, 7:38 AM:

The presidential candidate is walking a fine line on a tricky political issue. His wife, Amy O'Rourke, once launched a charter school and continues to be an advocate for the controversial education model.

Pro-Charter School Group Wins In Chicago Aldermanic Elections
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Apr 4, 6:53 AM: A super PAC affiliated with the Illinois Network of Charter Schools is celebrating some of the winners it backed in Chicago’s aldermanic runoff elections on Tuesday.
Slate backed by teachers union, Working Families Party sweeps MPS races
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Apr 3, 6:32 AM: The Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association was among the big winners in Tuesday's elections after a slate of five Milwaukee school board candidates endorsed by the union and the progressive Working Families Party swept their >
How Cory Booker’s past support for school choice could complicate his 2020 campaign
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Apr 1, 8:22 AM: During a stop last month in South Carolina, his first in the key primary state since announcing his bid for president, Sen. Cory Booker urgently wanted to talk about public schools.
Column: MPS election Tuesday boils down to union strength and the future of independent charters
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Apr 1, 7:22 AM: Whatever may or may not change as a result of Tuesday’s outcomes, there is a strong chance it will be an important fork in the road for charter schools. If the five candidates being backed energetically by the teachers’ union win, >
Opinion: What Democrats Need to Know to Win in Rural America
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Mar 18, 7:42 AM: The Iowa caucus offers Democrats an opportunity to hone their pitch to rural America. Some of the biggest problems around here are in agriculture and trade — yet in those areas, several candidates seem clueless. One appears to know >
Opinion: Cory Booker’s career shows school choice is the civil rights issue where most Democrats com
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Mar 4, 8:36 AM: Despite many in Booker’s party claiming that charter schools and voucher programs are bad for kids, he knows better. In fact, he recognizes school choice for what it is: a civil rights issue oft-neglected by other >

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