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August 20, 2019

Public Support for Teachers' Unions and Charter Schools Grows, Survey Says

The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.

August 18, 2019

A Big Charter School Struggle Has Been Galvanized by a Democratic Governor

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has become increasingly critical of charter schools this year, and his new proposals for charters would change how they operate and how they are funded.

July 31, 2019

If Charter Schools Build It, Will States Help Pay For It?

A report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools says most states have some kind of policy supporting charter schools' facilities needs, but their approaches to the issue vary significantly.

July 21, 2019

Cory Booker's Brother, a Failed Charter School, and the Presidential Race

The senator and Democratic presidential candidate's brother, who once co-founded a charter school that was forced to close, is in the news after being hired to work on early-childhood education in New Jersey.

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."

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