Yesterday’s election will have a huge impact on education throughout the United States (you might also be interested in teaching resources at THE BEST RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ABOUT THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS).
Here are reports on some of the races that have both “indirect” (see The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement) and direct affects on schools, teachers, our students and their families (I’ll continue to add to this list):
Some big wins for teachers’ unions last night: helping to end GOP governorships in Illinois (Rauner started the Janus case) and Wisconsin (Walker was the dean of teachers’ union busters); repeal of the nation’s largest voucher expansion in AZ; flipping the NY State Senate.
— Dana Goldstein (@DanaGoldstein) November 7, 2018
Wisconsin State Schools Tony Evers Wins Wisconsin Governor’s Race, Beating Scott Walker is from The NY Times.
With more than two-thirds of votes in, Tuck leads Thurmond in race for California schools chief is from Ed Source (if this holds, this will be a disappointment for many teachers here in our state).
EDlection2018: 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes Elected to U.S. Congress in CT, Promising to Back Teachers and Increase School Funding is from The 74.
Buckle Up, Betsy DeVos: It Looks Like Democrats Have Won the House is from Ed Week.
What a Divided Congress Means for Higher Education is from Inside Higher Ed.
Role models and representation matters to our students:
“We are going to Washington everyone”
Ilhan Omar, the first Somali and Muslim congresswoman in US history, celebrates with her following in Minnesota.#ElectionNight pic.twitter.com/ovO4MYdrVe
— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) November 7, 2018
Having good health care has big effects on educational outcomes (“Kids who get health insurance are more likely to finish high school and college”). These results are great:
Three states voted Tuesday to expand Medicaid last night. That means an estimated 325,000 low-income Americans are expected to gain coverage. https://t.co/Uu8eWrx3su #Midterms2018
— Vox (@voxdotcom) November 7, 2018
A Lesson From Montanans’ Vote to Tax Themselves to Fund Higher Education is from The Atlantic.
How teacher unrest failed to shake up the states in the midterms is from Politico.