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April 01, 2020

Joe Biden Backs Two Proposals to Increase Education Funding in 2020 Swing State

Biden's campaign announced March 31 that the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate backs two local attempts to raise more tax revenue for schools.

March 22, 2020

American Federation of Teachers Endorses Joe Biden for President

AFT President Randi Weingarten said in the announcement that the former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate "is with us on investing in public education."

March 14, 2020

Nation's Largest Teachers' Union Endorses Joe Biden

The National Education Association endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden late Saturday night, a nod of support that came after he secured a virtually unsurmountable lead for the Democratic presidential nomination.

September 13, 2019

Asked About Race, Biden Talked Record Players. Here's a Quick Primer on the 'Word Gap'

Former Vice President Joe Biden caused some eyebrow raising when, in answering a debate question about race, he mentioned record players and the number of words a young child hears at home. Here's some background on the word gap.

August 09, 2019

Joe Biden's Stumble and the Fraught Distinction Between 'Poor Kids' and 'White Kids'

The former vice president's comment that "poor kids" are just as capable as "white kids," which his campaign quickly said was a slip of the tongue, appeared to play into the stereotype that poverty is a proxy for race.

July 28, 2019

Trump Teased a School Busing Plan 'In About Four Weeks' a Month Ago. There's No Sign of It

Trump's statement in late June that his administration would release a policy on school desegregation doesn't square with his administration's past policy moves or the current political climate.

April 25, 2019

Joe Biden, Gun-Free School Zones Champion, Busing Critic, Is Running for President

As a U.S. senator and vice president, Biden focused on preschool, gun-free school zones, and the Obama administration's response to the Newtown, Conn. school shooting in 2012.

October 02, 2008

Give Palin and Biden Extra Credit for Bringing Up Schools

There wasn’t a single question on schools during the vice presidential debate, but the candidates managed to sneak in some comments on education.

October 02, 2008

Tonight's VP Debate: Will Education Make an Appearance?

If the moderator doesn't ask a question about schools, it won't be because no one tried.

August 27, 2008

On Education, Biden Sounds Like Obama

Now that Joe Biden is the vice presidential candidate, he appears to have adopted the education platform of Barack Obama.

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