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July 15, 2019

Most Students of Color Have White Teachers. Here's Pete Buttigieg's Plan to Change That

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to increase transparency about teacher hiring practices to boost diversity in the field. Would his plan work?

July 07, 2019

When Will the Largest Teachers' Union Endorse a Presidential Candidate? Here's What We Know

The National Education Association endorsed Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders early in the last presidential election, angering some members. The union now has a new process for endorsement.

July 05, 2019

Democratic Presidential Candidates Make Their Pitches to Teachers' Union Leaders

Three presidential candidates have pledged to nominate a teacher to the Education Secretary position during a National Education Association forum.

July 02, 2019

Think Tank's 2020 Platform: President Should Push to Sever School Funding From Property Taxes

An education platform from the left-leaning Center for American Progress details approaches the think tank the president should take on issues such as charter schools, teacher preparation, and race.

June 30, 2019

Trump Suggests He'll Release a School Busing Policy, but Shares Few Specifics

Asked about a debate exchange on busing and school integration, President Donald Trump suggested that he would release a new plan on the issue soon, but provided few details.

June 25, 2019

How Beto O'Rourke Handled a Question About Charter Schools: Carefully

Beto O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, participated in an American Federation of Teachers town hall in Miami as part of the union's ongoing public forums featuring 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

June 10, 2019

Democrats Once Proposed Tripling Charter Schools. Here's What's Changed

A look at the two major political parties' platforms since the first charter school law was passed shows how Democrats' positions on school choice have evolved, including increased calls for accountability.

June 09, 2019

You're a Democrat Who Opposes Vouchers. But You Benefited From Private Schools. Are You a Hypocrite?

Democratic candidates are quick to denounce vouchers and private school choice. Yet many went to private schools or have sent their kids there. How much should that matter to voters?

June 05, 2019

Education Department Unveils Disaster-Response Team as Aid Bill Heads to Trump

The new response unit will be dedicated full-time to helping schools recover from things like hurricanes and wildfires, Assistant Secretary of Education Frank Brogan told a House education subcommittee.

May 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders' Education Plan: Unions and Desegregation Win, Charters Lose

Bernie Sanders' sweeping vision would establish a $60,000 minimum salary for teachers, while clamping down on charters and boosting efforts to desegregate schools. It's hard to see a lot of it becoming a reality.

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