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Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
This year's presidential campaign offers at least one unequivocal contrast on education issues: The Republican candidate supports private school vouchers, and the Democratic incumbent does not. But at the state and local levels, Democrats' views on vouchers are more diverse and nuanced than what is suggested by the party's national platform, which…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Political Attitudes, Political Campaigns, Presidents
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2012
Ask Antonio White what he thinks of Race to the Top--President Barack Obama's signature K-12 initiative--and the Florida teacher will tell you the competitive-grant program is a "difficult pill to swallow." Merit pay for teachers based partly on student test scores is "a joke," he says. He's also not a fan of expanding charter…
Descriptors: Presidents, Elementary Secondary Education, Elections, Political Attitudes
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2012
From the White House to Capitol Hill, the winners in this week's elections won't have much time to savor their victories. Even as federal policymakers sort out the political landscape, the remainder of 2012 and the early months of 2013 are likely to be dominated by divisive, unresolved issues with broad consequences for K-12 and higher…
Descriptors: Elections, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education
Ujifusa, Andrew – Education Week, 2012
On an Election Day filled with dozens of state races and ballot measures with big implications for the nation's public schools, state teachers' unions and charter school champions had plenty to cheer in the aftermath, even as tax measures that would help pay for schools suffered setbacks in some places. Union efforts were instrumental in…
Descriptors: Elections, Federal Government, State Government, Unions
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2011
Voters in Ohio sent an unequivocal message to the state's Republican governor and lawmakers that they went too far in reining in collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees. But analysts say the conflict between the GOP and teachers' unions in Ohio and elsewhere is not over. By an overwhelming, 22-percentage-point margin,…
Descriptors: Employees, Collective Bargaining, Unions, Voting
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2011
Not long after he took office in January, California Governor Jerry Brown presented residents of his state with a simple, stark plan for correcting the state's massive budget imbalance. The Democrat called for making deep and painful cuts to programs across government, while sparing schools. To raise revenue, he proposed allowing the public to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Tax Effort, Politics of Education
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2010
The big incoming crop of Republican governors and state lawmakers will inherit bleak conditions for funding school programs and face potentially vexing decisions about whether to pursue the ambitious education proposals crafted by their predecessors, often with bipartisan support. Many of those victorious GOP candidates campaigned on time-tested…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Change Strategies
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2010
The massive flow of federal funding into schools has created a new and unfamiliar political dynamic in state elections this fall, with many candidates voicing concerns about the government involvement while acknowledging its role in saving jobs, propping up budgets, and supporting innovations in education. State elected officials have a long…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Elections, Educational Finance, Federal Programs
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2010
Now that Republicans have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives and bolstered their minority in the U.S. Senate, it remains to be seen if education is one area of federal policy that can avoid the partisan stalemate that many observers predict will paralyze Washington for the next two years. Republicans and Democrats famously came…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Politics of Education
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2010
As debate continues around the development and adoption of common standards in English and mathematics, several states are independently wrestling with rewrites of standards in a content area largely absent from that national discussion--social studies--and encountering their own shares of controversy. Flash points in the social studies debates…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Social Studies, History Instruction
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2010
The momentum in Florida to expand one of that state's voucher programs is a subtle but significant sign that such programs, which have been anathema to many Democrats, are beginning to win bipartisan support in a number of states. State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in Florida are already voicing support for new legislation that would…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Tax Credits, School Choice, Credits
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2009
The phrase "21st-century skills" is everywhere in education policy discussions these days, from faculty lounges to the highest echelons of the U.S. education system. Broadly speaking, it refers to a push for schools to teach critical-thinking, analytical, and technology skills, in addition to the "soft skills" of creativity, collaboration, and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Evaluation Methods, Technological Literacy, Politics of Education
Hoff, David J. – Education Week, 2008
The campaigns of Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama engaged in a sharp and testy exchange on education last week, making the topic the center of debate for the first time since the long race for the presidency began. Neither candidate changed course on the policies he is promising to pursue. However, Obama sought to distinguish himself…
Descriptors: Advertising, Persuasive Discourse, Debate, Political Attitudes
Honawar, Vaishali – Education Week, 2008
Teachers' unions around the country have shifted into high gear in the countdown to the presidential election next week, and nowhere is the fervor more evident than in the battleground states. In Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, affiliates of the National Education Association and the…
Descriptors: Unions, Teacher Associations, Political Attitudes, Elections
Hoff, David J. – Education Week, 2008
Every day, 14 retired teachers and other school employees arrive at the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' headquarters and go to work for Hillary Rodham Clinton. The retirees--working with volunteers and union staff members from as far away as Alaska--are working to inform teachers' union members why the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Unions, Union Members, Political Issues
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