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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.

May 06, 2019

Kamala Harris Tells Teachers: 'We Are Not Paying You Your Value'

In March, the California senator and Democratic presidential candidate released a teacher pay proposal. She sought to build her support among educators at a May 6 American Federation of Teachers town hall.

May 02, 2019

Teachers 'Know Their Power' in Politics: NEA Outlines 2020 Endorsement Process

Candidates that want the National Education Association's seal of approval will have to submit to a video interview and fill out a detailed questionnaire on their views.

May 02, 2019

Former Denver Schools Chief Michael Bennet Running for President

Bennet has a long record in education policy. He kicked off his career as Denver schools chief and put his stamp on the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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