In the News: Cory Booker’s School Reform Instincts

By 02/07/2019

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Last week, Sen. Cory Booker announced that he will enter the 2020 presidential race.

In an opinion piece for the New York Daily News, Derrell Bradford writes:

It will be interesting to see how the discussion about candidate Booker’s history in education policy evolves, or doesn’t, as the primary escalates. Booker has his own unique personal history. He is himself an educational high flyer. And he has the lens of a big city mayor who routinely struggled with issues of economics, un- and underemployment, incarceration and globalization. I urge prospective supporters to consider that this experience shaped Newark, shaped Booker, and ultimately informed his views on education as well.

In 2006, when Cory Booker was running for mayor of Newark, N.J., David Skinner wrote about the path that led Booker to that campaign and the development of his views on school choice.

Please read “Home Is Where the Heart Is,” by David Skinner, in the Fall 2006 issue of Education Next.

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