As the November 7 draws near, education remains a dominant theme in the 2000 elections, with much at stake for schools and educators. Education Week continues its coverage of the "Education Election" with the following local, state, and national campaign stories:
- Bush, Gore Tap
Advisers' K-12 Savvy
The leading presidential candidates education advisers include prominent national figures as well as lesser-known academics, policy analysts, and government officials.
- Bush, Gore
Insiders Give Candid Answers During Policy Forum
Two top advisers to the two leading presidential candidates debated the nitty-gritty of their advisees' education policy proposals this month.
Health Emerges as Campaign Issue
As the presidential race moves into its final laps, the two major-party candidates continue to trade charges over George W. Bush's record of providing health care to children during his tenure as the governor of Texas.
- Final Debate Highlights Vouchers
- Much at Stake for
In Local Elections
Much is at stake for voters in small communities across the country, as they will cast ballots on questions that could influence their local schools for years to come.
- In State Chiefs'
Races, Testing Gets Top Billing
Despite a backlash against high-stakes testing in some states, such tests could prove to be a political winner for several candidates running this fall for their states' top education posts.
- Gov. Hodges Wants
S.C. To Take a Chance
South Carolina voters will decide whether to authorize a state lottery designed to pay for college scholarships, free master's degrees for teachers, and technology grants to schools.