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October 10, 2019
Why a candidate for governor wants to end vouchers, even though it’s politically ‘not possible’
One candidate vying for the Democratic nomination in Indiana’s governor’s race is proposing a sweeping and unlikely plan to raise teacher pay.
September 25, 2019
Elizabeth Warren doesn’t have a K-12 education plan. Here’s what her record on schools tells us.
On hot-button K-12 education issues that have divided Democrats, like charters and testing, Elizabeth Warren has offered a little something for everyone.
September 24, 2019
Bernie Sanders joins Chicago teachers union rally, calls educators ‘the conscience of America’
The Democratic candidate for president looked to tie the city’s tense, ongoing contract negotiations to broader debates about American teachers and schools.
September 23, 2019
Cory Booker now says he opposes school vouchers. But he backed D.C.’s voucher program just months ago
“The evidence has become clear that vouchers do not help — and in fact, hurt — the cause of educational equity,” Booker said in response to a candidate survey.
August 9, 2019
After calling out inequity on the debate stage, Bennet leans on his education experience to advance his presidential campaign
After a fiery moment centered around school integration on the debate stage, Michael Bennet isn't offering up much on what he'd do to make schools less segregated.
July 25, 2019
‘Giving students an equal start’: Democratic presidential candidates push for pre-K at Indy conference
Five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates pointed to education as a tool for accelerating economic growth in urban communities and fighting voter suppression Thursday.
July 11, 2019
AFT’s Weingarten: We survived our battle with ‘billionaires and ideologues’
The speech reflected the union’s confidence, which has been buoyed by widespread support for teacher strikes and walkouts over the past year.
Updated July 3, 2019
We asked every Democratic candidate for president about desegregating schools. Here’s what they told us.
After Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden's position on 'busing,' we asked all the Dem candidates about their positions on school desegregation. Here's what they said.
Updated October 15, 2019
2020 cheat sheet: What the Democratic presidential candidates have said about education
Chalkbeat's cheat sheet to what Biden, Booker, Castro, Harris, Sanders, Warren (and many more) say about pre-K, charter schools, free college, and other education issues.
March 26, 2019
Kamala Harris wants to give American teachers a $13,500 average raise
The California senator’s proposal, outlined by her campaign Tuesday, aims to close the compensation gap between teachers and similarly educated professionals.
to the races
March 1, 2019
Michael Bloomberg may run for president. What you should know about the billionaire’s education record in New York City
Weeks before he left office in 2013, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood before reporters and touted a record-high city graduation rate of 66…
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