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Crystal Ball

By Michael Dannenberg, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Policy, Education Reform Now

You can be sure the 2014 ‘election about nothing’ is going to have anything but nothing implications for national education policy. Below is my take for higher education.  

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"Who The Heck Are They Endorsing?!" - Part Eight

Happy Election Day! In honor of the days leading up to Election Day, we've been featuring some facts about candidates that surprised us…and we thought would also raise the eyebrows of our fellow progressive reformers fighting for our kids every day.

We thought we’d just offer a sampling of some folks who are anything but progressive, but who have somehow earned the thumbs up of their local teachers unions.

Dwight Kay

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"Who The Heck Are They Endorsing?!" - Part Seven

In honor of the days leading up to Election Day, we are going to feature some facts about candidates that surprised us…and we thought would also raise the eyebrows of our fellow progressive reformers fighting for our kids every day.

We thought we’d just offer a sampling of some folks who are anything but progressive, but who have somehow earned the thumbs up of their local teachers unions.


Tony Guglielmo

 

Name: Anthony Guglielmo (R-CT)
Office: State Senator, 35th District
The issues: Pro-Gun
Endorsed by: Connecticut Education Association

The Connecticut Education Association has endorsed Connecticut State Senator Tony Guglielmo, even though he seems to strongly oppose gun control.

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Elite colleges or private clubs?

By Robert Shireman, Executive Director of California Competes  
Michael Dannenberg, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Policy at Education Reform Now

Kudos to former Mayor Michael Bloomberg for a campaign he announced last week: His charitable foundation and others will fund more college counselors and outreach services to get thousands more talented, low-income students to attend, and graduate from, high-quality colleges.

That’s urgently needed to live up to the American ideal of equal educational opportunity. Despite the fact one in five students with a top score on the ACT exam comes from a working-class or low-income family, you are 25 times more likely to bump into a rich kid than a poor one on the campuses of America’s 173 most selective undergraduate institutions.

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"Who The Heck Are They Endorsing?!" - Part Six

In honor of the days leading up to Election Day, we are going to feature some facts about candidates that surprised us…and we thought would also raise the eyebrows of our fellow progressive reformers fighting for our kids every day.

We thought we’d just offer a sampling of some folks who are anything but progressive, but who have somehow earned the thumbs up of their local teachers unions.

Tim Bivins

 

  

Name: Tim Bivins (R-IL)

Office: State Senator, 45th District

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