Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to increase transparency about teacher hiring practices to boost diversity in the field. Would his plan work?
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July 15, 2019
July 07, 2019
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
Three presidential candidates have pledged to nominate a teacher to the Education Secretary position during a National Education Association forum.
July 02, 2019
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
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
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
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
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' 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.