Published Online: November 2, 2010

How Election 2010 Could Influence Education

State Watch Blog Politics K-12 Blog
  • Fiscal Fears Haunt 2010 Election: Money for schools—how to spend it, or make do without it—has emerged as a major issue.
  • Interactive Maps: Where the candidates stand on education issues, plus election-related ballot measures.
  • Slideshow: Federal races to watch for their potential impact on education.


With the 2010 election just days away, Education Week reporters Alyson Klein and Sean Cavanagh sat down to discuss the top federal and state races to watch and the implications that the election results could have for education in the United States. On the federal side, if control of Congress flips from the Democrats to the Republicans, it could have major potential implications for important legislation, such as the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and the future of Race to the Top. In the states, 37 governors races and seven school superintendent races are on the ballots, all carrying the potential to change the direction of education policy in the states.

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