The Education Exchange: When Presidents Speak on Education, They Only Divide the Public Further

An analysis of polling since 2009 finds neither Obama, Trump, nor Biden have been able to change overall public opinion

Photo of David HoustonDavid Houston, an Assistant Professor at George Mason University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Houston’s latest research, which investgiates what happens to public opinion when prominent partisan officials intervene in education policy debates.

Houston’s working paper, “How the Engagement of High-Profile Partisan Officials Affects Education Politics, Public Opinion, and Polarization,” co-written with Alyssa Barone, is available now.

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