What We’re Watching: The Politics of Education Reform at #EIE16

This panel discussion on politics attracted a standing-room-only crowd at last week’s national summit on education reform organized by the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

Andy Rotherham kicked things off by asking the panelists why Donald Trump won and what those reasons mean for education reform.

The panelists were:

— Shavar Jeffries, President, Democrats for Education Reform
— Myles Mendoza, Executive Director, One Chance Illinois
— Karen Nussle, Executive Director, Conservative Leaders for Education
— Martin West, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Editor, Education Next

School choice was one of the big topics discussed by the panel. Earlier this week, Education Next released two articles that shed light on how parents who exercise school choice feel about the schools their children attend.

—Education Next

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