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Does Trump’s Win Mean the Honeymoon Is Over for GOP, School Groups?

Last December, Republicans and advocates for education practitioners—including teachers’ unions—teamed up to shrink the federal footprint on K-12 education, with the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act. The law maintained some “guardrails” for historically disadvantaged groups of students but not nearly as many as some in the civil rights community would have liked. And it included some pretty big blows for “reform-minded” Democrats, such as a section restricting the U.S. Secretary of Education’s role on teacher evaluation, standards, school turnarounds and more.

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