Reform, Money, and Politics: The Post-Election Outlook for American Education
This is a pivotal time for education reform in the United States. The historic infusion of more than $100 billion in education-stimulus money has largely run its course, the Race to the Top and i3 grant winners have been announced, and the results of midterm elections are about to shift the political landscape in the states and in Congress. Education leaders are looking to the future of K-12 policy and reform.
On Nov. 12, Education Week held a one-day conference of the nation’s leading policymakers and analysts to examine the practical effects of stimulus-era reforms, delve into the impact of the 2010 election, and discuss the forces that will define the education agenda for years to come.