US Education Policy

Crossing the Partisan Divide in Education Policy

March 8, 2024  • Education and Society Program

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While education has historically enjoyed widespread bipartisan support, the aftermath of the pandemic, among other factors, has dramatically reshaped the field’s political climate. This transformation, marked by increasing political tensions that impact students, schools and teachers, signifies a shift away from traditional educational policy practices.  

“Crossing the Partisan Divide in Education Policy” offers timely insight on how to effect meaningful policy change in education. The paper draws on recent examples from across the political landscape and offers five key success factors to serve as a roadmap for advocates, policymakers, and other education leaders.This paper aims to inspire hope and stimulate strategic thinking among advocates seeking to navigate today’s politically polarized climate.