RNC, DNC Recap: 18 things education experts noticed at the conventions
This article wraps up our in-depth coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. For more analysis and backstage reports from Cleveland & Philadelphia, see our RNC and DNC archives. We knew from the first primary debates last fall that 2016 wasn’t likely to be the education election. Candidates had other pressing things to talk...
By Steve Snyder | August 1, 2016
Exclusive: NYC educators recall the day Trump played principal and offended the kids
Long before Donald J. Trump came one election away from becoming the most powerful man on Earth, he played at being the most powerful man at P.S. 70 in the Bronx. Memories of Trump’s tone-deaf “Principal for a Day” performance at the poor New York City elementary school — where he offered to buy a select group of kids...
By Mareesa Nicosia | July 25, 2016
Education at the RNC? Not so much. Why the GOP doesn’t seem all that interested
By Max Marchitello Although it was light on ideas, the four days of the Republican National Convention were nevertheless exciting at times. A few states staged a walkout in an attempt to secure a roll call vote. From Florida to Washington, we debated what does or does not count as plagiarism. We pretended to be...
By Guest contributor | July 22, 2016
Transgender TV ad scheduled for Trump’s big night at the RNC
LGBT advocates are looking to reach and persuade conservative voters tonight with a prime-time TV ad about transgender discrimination that’s set to air on Fox News around the time Donald Trump is accepting the Republican party’s nomination for president. The ad features a transgender woman from North Carolina who is prevented from using a restroom that corresponds...
By Mark Keierleber | July 21, 2016
Could Donald Trump make social security great again — and win over 7 million voters in the process?
By Kirsten Schmitz Donald Trump has promised to make America great again. One thing he says he won’t look to change? Social Security. While maintaining the Social Security status quo might seem at the very least unobtrusive, it neglects an opportunity to extend coverage to the over 1 million teachers and 6.5 million government workers whose jobs...
By Guest contributor | July 21, 2016
5 things the Pence pick could mean for the future of federal education policy
By Max Marchitello The Veep-stakes are over! The pick is in. Mike Pence, the sitting governor of Indiana, will run as Donald Trump’s vice president. Although he has only been governor for a few years, Pence also served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Putting those records together, Bellwether Education Partners’ Max Marchitello takes stock of what...
By Guest contributor | July 18, 2016