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Our Election Week Guest Star

By Rick Hess — October 29, 2010 1 min read
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Next week is election week. So it seemed only fitting to hand the reins over to my go-to expert for education politics, my AEI colleague Andrew Kelly. He’ll be guest-penning RHSU next week, and will be providing a thoughtful look at the election results and what they mean for schooling.

I’m confident you’ll find it well worth your time to track what Drew has to say. Not only is he one of the most creative and interesting writers in higher education (see here or here), he’s also a talented political analyst with a deep understanding of polling, elections, and legislative behavior. A UC-Berkeley trained political scientist, who’s been published in Policy Studies Journal and Teachers College Record, he knows more about the voting patterns of House Democrats in vulnerable purple districts than is safe (or street legal).

Enjoy, and I’ll be back a week from Monday, when the dust from Tuesday’s results has started to settle.

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