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
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
New video: Gov. Scott Walker talks education and school choice outside the RNC
(Cleveland, Ohio) — During a special forum organized around the Republican National Convention, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker offered some unexpected advice on the best way to sell school choice measures – talk about improving traditional schools too. “People who truly believe in education, they recognize greatness whether it’s coming from a charter school, a choice...
By Carolyn Phenicie | July 20, 2016