What did the 2018 elections predict about education policy?
Perhaps the most important takeaway from the 2018 election is that in education, states are now more important than ever. No single story line dominates the national midterm elections. Two years ago, Americans put one party in charge of both houses of Congress and the White House; now the House flips to Democrats’ control, and the Senate adds a few Republican seats to their majority. Although these outcomes have attracted the most commentary, election results at the state level will have the longest lasting impact.
First published in Policy Update National Association of State Boards of Education Vol. 25, No. 8 on November 2018