Tomorrow is Super Tuesday and six candidates are still vying for the Democratic presidential nomination. Here at Chalkbeat, we’ve been paying close attention to where the candidates stand on education — from preschool to vouchers and school segregation.
Want to compare the candidates’ promises about Title I funds? Trying to track down who’s said what about charter schools? Our 2020 education tracker includes it all — plus information about candidates’ track records and notable statements they’ve made on the campaign trail.
Here are some other stories you might find useful:
Last week, pro-school choice parents met with Elizabeth Warren. For some, it was the second time. The Powerful Parent Network is getting meetings with, though not concrete promises from, leading candidates, including Warren and Joe Biden. Here’s what happened in South Carolina.
When Biden talks about parents and poverty, criticism often follows. We looked back at statements the former vice president made on the campaign trail referring to students from low-income families and black parents, and why some see them as tone-deaf or racist.
Michael Bloomberg may be a newcomer to the race, but he has a long record on schools. He spent 12 years shaking up New York City’s school system. Research tells us that some of his signature policies, like closing large high schools, helped students. Others, like holding more students back, did not.
Bernie Sanders courted the Chicago teachers union. Here’s why he didn’t land its endorsement. We got the inside scoop on how divisions within one of the country’s largest and most vocal teachers unions led to the decision not to endorse anyone, for now.
Who’s getting money from big names in education? Here’s how some familiar faces — think Bill Gates and Arne Duncan — have spent their money in the race so far.
Democrats are divided on charter schools. Polling shows that white Democrats are highly skeptical, while black and Hispanic Democrats are more supportive, but still hold a range of positions. Meanwhile, Democrats are very aligned on giving teachers a raise — something all the party’s presidential candidates support.
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