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Op-Ed: Choice in education could have impact on 2020 vote
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Jan 24, 9:40 AM: Education could, and should, be a defining issue in 2020, and be what makes a critical difference in moving black votes into the Republican column.
Unions Gain Clout as Democrats Seek Primary Endorsements
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Jan 23, 9:48 AM: Unlike the 2016 primary campaign, at this point many of the nation’s largest and medium-size unions haven't yet issued endorsements, though some locals have embraced candidates. The share of American workers in unions hit a record >
The Big Ask of Black Voters: Trust the Government
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Jan 20, 9:41 AM: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are trying to woo older black voters with policy. Those policies may be why they’re struggling to win their support.
Editorial: Booker’s departure a blow to charter school advocates
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Jan 17, 9:28 AM: Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate included six candidates. Among those missing the cut was New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, whose departure from the race this week is a blow for charter school advocates.
Column: Presidential candidates must address the crisis in charter schools
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Jan 15, 9:17 AM: As the 2020 Democratic candidates prepare for their next debate in the Hawkeye State, I hope they intend to answer a question burning in the minds of many black and Latino charter school families—“why are you ignoring us?” >
Opinion: Cory Booker Goes Down Fighting
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Jan 15, 9:15 AM: You’ve got to hand it to Sen. Cory Booker. The former mayor of Newark, N.J., refused to be bullied when it comes to charter schools. That earned him the ire of teachers unions and contributed to the failure of his presidential >
Florida teachers fighting for public education: I stand with you | Sen. Bernie Sanders
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Jan 13, 9:40 AM: This week, tens of thousands of teachers from across Florida are rallying outside the state capitol to demand real support for their public schools.
Jeanne Allen: Sounds Of Silence: Education In The 2020 Race
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Jan 10, 10:16 AM: The total amount of time devoted to discussing education has been merely 21 minutes. That’s not a misprint—21 minutes, or less than two and a half percent. The Democrats gave education the Simon & Garfunkel treatment—Sounds of >
Bernie Sanders Is On To Something In Education
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Jan 9, 9:01 AM: Senator Sanders is right to criticize NCLB. But he is greatly mistaken to also attack school choice, which he does based on some charter schools being managed by for-profit companies, most being non-union, and none supposedly being >
Bernie Sanders: America must end high-stakes testing, finally invest in public education
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Jan 8, 8:55 AM: Across the country, teachers, parents and students are pushing back against an ineffective and punitive standardized tests regime. I stand with them.
Opinion:  Where political action is — and isn’t — in 2020
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Jan 8, 7:40 AM: Thirdly, the gigantic Los Angeles Unified School District is the scene of the latest battle between unions and charter school advocates for control of its board. It’s a critical contest for the latter because last year, at the >
Bloomberg education plan to promote charter school expansion
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Jan 6, 10:14 AM: Presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg may have backed off supporting stop-and-frisk, but he plans to double-down on another controversial policy from his time as New York Mayor — expanding charter schools.
Dem candidates must learn more about the public charter schools that have been a ‘game changer
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Jan 6, 10:12 AM: 'I wish the Democratic presidential candidates would think about kids in cities like Newark before issuing policy proposals that would cripple the schools that so many parents depend on."
‘Teacher’ Is The Most Common Occupation Among Bernie Sanders’s 4th-Quarter Donors
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Jan 3, 9:27 AM: The most common occupation for fourth-quarter donors to 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is teacher, his campaign said Thursday.
Tulsi Gabbard Praises School Choice, Charter Schools
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Dec 30, 9:53 AM: Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard praised school choice while discussing her education policy Thursday in New Hampshire.
Charter schools vs teachers union: A high stakes L.A. school board election takes shape
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Dec 27, 9:00 AM: The candidates are confirmed and the upcoming Los Angeles school board races are all but certain to make for a high-stakes election cycle that will pit teachers and their allies against backers of charter schools for influence over >
Commentary: Say it ain’t so, Joe Biden
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Dec 20, 7:57 AM:

Unfortunately, Mr. Biden wants to drive American school kids off the road toward a better life — a road to jobs, a career and the American dream. Perhaps he needs to have a one-on-one with Mr. Sharpton, who spoke truth to power >

Parents Want Debate Moderators To Ask Democrats Whether They Support Black and Latino Families on Pu
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Dec 18, 9:53 AM:

We are families who have been failed by the school system in this country for generations. We are in desperate need of something better for our kids, and we deserve to hear what the candidates will do — or won’t do — about it. >

What To Watch For At The Democratic Education Town Hall In Pittsburgh (CER in the news)
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Dec 13, 10:03 AM: This Saturday, a consortium of education groups is teaming up with MSNBC to host a forum for Democratic Presidential candidates, centered around education issues. The event kicks off at 9:45 and will run most of the day; it will >
Presidential Forum Organizers Want Education To Be A Key Election Issue
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Dec 13, 10:00 AM: While the Democratic Presidential candidates who will be on stage in Pittsburgh this Saturday agree on many public educatio issues, local organizers say they’ll be paying attention to who can confidently discuss their >

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