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January 21, 2020

Bernie, Bloomberg, Booker, and the New Politics of Education

For three decades, there was a quiet assumption that education's growing economic import was pushing education politics toward the pragmatic middle—it turns out that this dynamic was surprisingly fragile.

August 15, 2019

Using the Bully Pulpit to Take a Stand in the Arena

Working on a state board of education involves many challenges, some failures. But, as guest blogger Jessica Sutter writes, it is also an opportunity and a duty to speak out for educational equity.

November 17, 2016

Education Is So Far Left, It Can't Really See the Right

This past week, I've been struck by how differently things appear to me than to the vast majority of folks in education.

October 18, 2016

The Cost of Winner-Take-All Presidential Politics

When presidential elections become winner-take-all affairs, democracy pays the price.

September 27, 2016

5 Thoughts on the Trump-Clinton Debate: Education Edition

It looked to me like Clinton "won" the debate or, at least, that Trump managed to lose it.

February 29, 2016

What Would a President Trump Mean for Education?

If Trump were to win the Republican nomination, what might it mean? Here are five thoughts.

January 26, 2016

A Roundup of Where the Presidential Contenders Stand on Education

What are the presidential contenders thinking about education?

October 13, 2015

What the 2016 Race May Hold for Education

As the 2016 presidential race heats up, here are a few thoughts on what some new developments may mean for education.

October 08, 2015

The Obama Education Legacy

The Obama administration is winding down, making it a propitious moment to examine its education legacy.

September 28, 2015

Actually, Boehner's Resignation Doesn't Change the Odds on ESEA

The conventional wisdom was that Boehner's exit makes the odds of ESEA reauthorization much longer. I see things a little differently.

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