The Future of Education Policy: Looking Beyond the 2018 Midterms (Videos)

By Mike Bock — December 07, 2018 2 min read
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At a live event, Education Week and The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development joined forces for a look at the 2018 midterm election results and what education issues and controversies are likely to resonate in the fast-approaching 2020 election year, with control of both the White House and Congress in the balance.

This half-day event at George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium in Washington, D.C., featured incisive analysis and one-on-one discussions of how K-12 education helped shape this year’s campaigns and election outcomes, and what’s in store for the next round in this continuing national debate.

Full video of the entire event, “2020 Vision: Education Policy and Politics Beyond the Midterms,” is here. Below are select panels with educators and experts featured at the event:

State Education Policy Beyond the 2018 Midterms

Stephen Parker, the National Governors Association’s legislative director for the Education & Workforce Committee, sits down with Mark W. Bomster, deputy managing editor at Education Week to talk state education policy:

Educators Who Ran for Office Share Their Lessons Learned

Reporters Daarel Burnette II and Madeline Will interview educators fresh off the campaign trail about what they heard from voters, how they fought to get their message across, and lessons for those who want to follow in their footsteps:

Educational Equity, Equality, and Opportunity Today: A Discussion

Prominent civil rights activist Wade Henderson joins Mark W. Bomster, deputy managing editor at Education Week, and Michael Feuer, dean of the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development, for a wide-ranging discussion of how current political and social pressures bear on the quest to assure all students a quality education and a conducive learning environment:

Social Climate, Polarization, and Its Classroom Impact

Drawing on an original survey of K-12 educators’ political orientation and views on a range of pivotal issues, Education Week Assistant Editor Alyson Klein paints a portrait of teachers, principals, and others on the front lines of debate:

Betsy DeVos, Congress, and Federal Education Policy: What’s Ahead

Hear Education Week‘s federal policy reporters discuss the changes, challenges, and unfinished business in store for Congress and the White House in the aftermath of this year’s midterms and in the narrow window before the 2020 elections:


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