The Answer Sheet: The Election


Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/08/2012

How Obama helped Georgia charter measure win

Georgia's ballot measure to permit the state to create a committee to approve charter schools passed with big support from African Americans -- even though black lawmakers and other leaders in the state said it would lead to the resegregation of public schools. Who helped?

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charter Schools, Election Results, Powerful ad, School Reform

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Bad losers in Tuesdays election

No sooner had veteran teacher Glenda Ritz upset Tony Bennett as schools superintendent in Indiana's election by questioning his corporate-based school reform agenda than unhappy Republican state leaders threw down the gauntlet to Ritz and her supporters.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana Superintendent, School Reform, The Election

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Results in key education races

School reformers sustained some big upsets around the country but also had some wins. Here's what happened.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:11 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election Results, Future of Reform, School Reform

Posted at 11:26 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Major school reformer ousted by teacher as Indiana schools superintendent

In a major upset that will delight school reform foes around the country, Indiana voters tossed out controversial state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett and elected veteran teacher Glenda Ritz in his place.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:26 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Reform, The Election

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 11/06/2012

A bakers dozen of races that matter to education

There's at a lot at stake for public education in Tuesday's election. There are initiatives on school funding, the spread of charter schools and vouchers, and plenty more. Here are some key races to watch.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:18 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election Results, Public Education, School Reform

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Whats at stake for public schools in election

Tuesday's election will determine whether Arne Duncan stays as President Obama's education secretary (Duncan says he wants to stay and Obama has shown no interest in replacing him) or whether Mitt Romney will pick Duncan's successor -- but there's a lot more at stake for public education when Americans go to the polls.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:10 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Initiatives and Races, School Reform, The Election

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Why Obama’s leading education critic will vote for him

Diane Ravitch has savaged President Obama's education policies for years, saying they have harmed public schools. But here's why she has decided to vote for him anyway.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Decision, Diane Ravitch, Election, School Reform

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Will teachers help decide presidential election?

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are about 3.3 million working public school teachers, more than 75 percent of them women. That's a lot of votes and a lot of campaign and get-out-the-vote supporters -- and that's why it is fair to wonder whether the education policies of President Obama and Mitt Romney could have an impact on the November election.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama vs. Romney, Presidential Election, Teachers

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 09/15/2010

Rhee should stay or go, not be a lame duck

Oh no. Two D.C. Council members are essentially during Vincent Gray, the man expected to be Washington D.C.’s next mayor, to turn D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee into a lame duck.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:48 PM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Schools | Tags:  d.c. election, d.c. schools, d.c. vote, gray and rhee, gray wins, is rhee leaving, is rhee staying, michelle rhee, vincent gray

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Should Rhee stay or go?

Educator Sam Chaltain looks at the pros and cons of Rhee staying as D.C. schools chief as a decisive election approaches.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Schools, D.C. Schools, D.C. Schools | Tags:  d.c. election, d.c. schools, michelle rhee, rhee and d.c. schools, rhee and fenty, sam chaltain

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 05/06/2010

How U.S. school reform is linked to UK vote

A British writer explains the connection between U.S. charter schools and the general election today in the United Kingdom--and an interest on both sides of the Atlantic in the KIPP charter schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:00 AM ET, 05/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charter schools, Charter schools | Tags:  British election, British schools, Gordon brown, Gove and KIPP, KIPP, KIPP schools, Knowledge Is Power, UK election, charter schools, education in britain, obama and KIPP, schools in England