Clinton vs. Sanders: Their Higher Ed Plans Compared


By Mary Nguyen Barry As we gear up for next week’s Democratic primary debate, let’s take a look at how the Democratic frontrunners aim to reform higher ed. As my colleague Michael Dannenberg wrote yesterday, while...

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Shavar Jeffries on Secretary Duncan’s Departure


DFER National President Shavar Jeffries released the following statement on Secretary Duncan's departure: “In his past seven years as US Secretary of Education, and throughout his career, Arne Duncan has left an indelible mark...

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Supporting Governor Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force

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By Nicole Brisbane, DFER-NY State Director New York’s future success is dependent upon continuing to hold our students to high educational standards that prepare them to enter an increasingly competitive and global workforce. This...

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Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable


By Lisa Macfarlane, DFER-WA State Director This is the time for Democrats in Washington state to stand tall and show that we care about equity and opportunity. This is the time to get comfortable...

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Massachusetts Higher Ed: Excellence Without Equity


By Liam Kerr, DFER-Massachusetts State Director Democrats for Education Reform sent a “secret shopper” to 11 elite Massachusetts colleges and universities to get a glimpse at how good a job these schools are doing in supporting...

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What Century Are We In?

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By Lisa Macfarlane, DFER-WA State Director Last Friday, the Washington Supreme Court issued a shocking decision that hurts our most vulnerable students and dashes the hopes of families across the state whose children have...

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