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Ten Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won’t See in 2018

By Alyson Klein — December 28, 2017 1 min read
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By Alyson Klein and Andrew Ujifusa

It’s that time of year again! We’re taking stock of the past year and looking forward to 2018. We don’t know for certain what the new year will bring, but something tells us we almost certainly won’t be writing any stories with these headlines:



  1. Lily Eskelsen García, Betsy DeVos Unveil Joint School Improvement Plan


  2. Mark Zuckerberg Launches 2020 Bid by Pushing for Classroom Typewriters


  3. Education Dept. Says All 50 States Must Resubmit Their ESSA Plans


  4. Congress Approves $20 Billion Voucher Program With AFT’s Backing


  5. Rep. Steve King Annouces Support for DACA


  6. Donald Trump Proposes Big Increase in Spending on Public Schools


  7. Sen. Lamar Alexander Urges Betsy DeVos to Pressure States on Key Issues


  8. Betsy DeVos Stumps for Vulnerable Republican House Members


  9. Sen. Patty Murray Says She Won’t Write Any More Letters to Betsy DeVos


  10. Education Advocates Agree Not to Use NAEP or PISA in Twitter Arguments

Got any of your own suggestions for unlikely 2018 headlines? Let us know in the comments section.


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