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About that Election

By Sara Mead — November 03, 2010 1 min read
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Good post-election edu-commentary from Eduwonk and Eduflack.

Ezra Klein and Matthew Yglesias both note that the unexpectedly large number of Democratic House losses last night can be explained in part by the fact that the youngest voters--who are more likely to vote for Democrats--voted at much lower rates this year than in 2008. Does any one remember that the 111th Congress and Obama administration’s legislation accomplishments included passage of major student financial aid reforms that should be of particular interest and value to exactly that age group?

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