The Education Exchange: Populism in Education Policy—”A Suspicion of Elites”

A new survey finds “a cross-cutting cleavage in American society.”

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The Editor-in-chief of Education Next, Marty West, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the findings from the 2020 Education Next Survey, including populism as a factor in people’s views of education policy. “People who are suspicious of elites feel like the elites are in control of our educational system” is one way of interpreting the findings, Peterson says.

Amid Pandemic, Support Soars for Online Learning, Parent Poll Shows,” by Michael B. Henderson, David Houston, Paul E. Peterson, M. Danish Shakeel and Martin R. West, is available now.

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