Governance and Leadership

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Okla., in January.

On Education, Bloomberg Is Everywhere

Democratic presidential candidate gave more than $63 million to education causes in 2017, 2018.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign stop at Stevens High School, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Claremont, N.H.

Sanders Outdoes Warren in Tapping Voter Anger

Similar education policies, different New Hampshire primary outcomes
Sens. Bernie Sanders, left, and Cory Booker.

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.
Kendra Espinoza with her two daughters at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Mont.

Burying Blaine?

Supreme Court hears a mother’s challenge to Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools
Cory Booker

Bye-Bye, Booker

Gone from the Democratic primary, his education policy voice may yet return somehow.
Cory Booker

Cory Booker’s Move on Charter Schools is Both Political — and Good

It’s not hard to see the politics at play, but Booker deserves credit for calling out the Democratic party for being unresponsive to many constituents who support charter schooling.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Newark Mayor Cory Booker sit with children at the Maple Avenue School in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.

Booker Education Record Includes Much To Tout

“His position is unwavering,” a former colleague writes.

Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars

‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has a bowl of chili at a Fire Fighter Chili and Canvass Kickoff in Concord, N.H., on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, as part of his recent trip through the state.

In New Hampshire, Biden Talks Increased Education Spending

“Any country that out-educates us is going to out-compete us.”

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