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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.

August 24, 2008

Biden: Whoops, I Voted the Wrong Way on NCLB

Presumptive vice presidential nominee Joe Biden voted for NCLB, but now he regrets it. The Delaware senator said in a presidential debate last year said he voted for the now controversial law in 2001 because he "has great faith in Ted Kennedy," the Massachusetts Democrat who led the effort to ensur...

August 24, 2008

Joe Biden: Cool to Merit Pay, Warm to Pre-K

During his short-lived campaign for president, Democrat Joe Biden said education would be his top domestic priority. But it's clear that Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois didn't pick Biden as his vice-presidential pick because of domestic issues, but because of his foreign relations credentials. So as...

December 20, 2007

Biden's Memorable Education Plan

Although Democratic candidate Joe Biden says education will be his top domestic priority if elected president, his plan to fix public schools apparently isn't very remarkable, or memorable, at least to the Associated Press. A story that moved on the AP wires today declared: "Democrat Joe Biden unve...

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