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Reading the Tea Leaves in the Swing Districts: What the 2010 Midterms May Mean for Education on Capitol Hill


by Frederick M. Hess & Andrew P. Kelly — September 27, 2010

Education has a long tradition of bipartisanship in Washington. Politicians and pundits from President Obama on down are relying on this tradition to continue in order to attempt to reauthorize ESEA, extend Race to the Top, and enact other policy measures. Many contend that likely Republican gains in Congress will serve to bolster this legacy of bipartisanship. But a look at the upcoming midterm elections suggests that the odds that education bipartisanship will maintain its vaunted status in 2011 are looking bleak.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 27, 2010
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16167, Date Accessed: 12/10/2017 11:10:58 PM

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About the Author
  • Frederick Hess
    American Enterprise Institute
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    FREDERICK M. HESS is director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute and author of The Same Thing Over and Over: How School Reformers Get Stuck in Yesterday’s Ideas, due out in November from Harvard University Press.
  • Andrew Kelly
    American Enterprise Institute
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    ANDREW P. KELLY is a research fellow in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute and a PhD candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley.
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