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June 13, 2019

Presidential Candidates Seize on Viral 'Lunch Shaming' Stories

Viral stories about school lunch debt have given the 2020 Democratic candidates an opportunity to link an issue that resonates with regular people to their policy proposals.

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?

May 28, 2019

Joe Biden's Education Plan: Triple Title I to Boost Teacher Pay and Student Supports

The Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president unveiled a broad K-12 education plan Tuesday that calls for tripling Title I funding, grants to boost school integration efforts, and increasing student supports.

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.

May 16, 2019

Bill de Blasio, Who's Expanded Pre-K, Sparred on Education, Seeks Presidency

The New York City mayor has pushed universal pre-K, championed a controversial school turnaound program, and picked a schools chief backing a divisive effort to diversify selective high schools.

May 14, 2019

Steve Bullock, Who Called It 'Absurd' to Arm Teachers, Runs for White House

Mont. Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat who's served as the Big Sky Country's governor since 2013, has also supported the teaching of Native American languages and better internet for his state's schools.

May 13, 2019

My Education Secretary Will Be a Former Public School Teacher, Elizabeth Warren Pledges

"Let's get a person with real teaching experience," said Warren, who also used the Monday announcement to continue her attacks on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

May 13, 2019

Raise Teacher Pay, Fight Segregation, Rebuild Schools: One 2020 Candidate's Big Education Plan

Julián Castro is making a big bet that a bold vision for education can lift his numbers in the 2020 presidential polls.

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