The Education Exchange: Politics and Unions, Not Public Health, Explain School Closures

“There’s frustration from parents, even politically liberal or Democratic parents.”

Photo of Michael HartneyAn assistant professor of political science at Boston College, Michael Hartney, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study by Hartney and Leslie Finger, which links school district decisions on whether to reopen schools to how those areas voted in the 2016 presidential election.

Remote or In-Person Reopening Decisions Are Linked to Trump 2016 Vote Share, Catholic School Presence, a New Study Finds,” a blog post by Finger and Hartney, is available now.

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