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July 18, 2019

Puerto Rico Is in Turmoil, But Dramatic Changes to Its Schools Might Endure

Political volatility has renewed the spotlight on major education policy changes on the island over nearly the past two years, including charters, vouchers, and school closures.

July 03, 2019

Charter School Leaders Warn Bernie Sanders: Freeze Would Hurt Students of Color

Sen. Bernie Sanders should abandon his call for a national moratorium on new charter schools because of its impact on students of color, an advocacy group has told the Vermont independent.

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 23, 2019

Your Guide to Education in the Democratic Debate: Charter Schools, Teacher Pay, and Betsy DeVos

On the campaign trail, Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination have tackled issues like lunch shaming, school funding, and gun violence. What issues are most likely to surface in the first debate?

June 20, 2019

Despite Fierce Teacher Opposition, West Virginia House Votes to Allow Charter Schools

The West Virginia House of Delegates passed its version of a sweeping education omnibus bill, which would allow the state's first charter schools.

June 18, 2019

Democratic Governor Captures National Party's Mood in Vetoing School Choice Expansion

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf declared in his veto statement: "We have public schools that are structurally deteriorating, contaminated by lead, and staffed by teachers who are not appropriately paid and overstretched in their responsibilities."

June 11, 2019

Democrats Are Fighting Over Charter Schools. Will Key Early Primary States Care?

Charter schools are playing a notable role in remarks about education from candidates like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Yet it's not clear what if any role they'll have in important states like Iowa and New Hampshire.

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 03, 2019

A West Virginia Bill Might Ban Teacher Strikes. How Much Would That Matter?

Legislation in the Mountaineer State would pack a one-two punch of permitting charter schools and banning teacher strikes. But ultimate success or failure and impact on local schools, remain unclear.

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