National Press Club

What Will the 2018 Election Results Mean for Education?

What Will the 2018 Election Results Mean for Education?

November 9, 2018 1:00 PM

Location: Conference Rooms

Headline: What Will the 2018 Election Results Mean for Education?

Hundreds of public offices - ranging from local school boards to statehouses and the U.S. Congress - will see turnover as a result of Tuesday’s election. Education policy experts, leaders, Washington insiders and students will share their views on the likely impact of the election on key education issues, including funding for public schools and universities, teacher pay, school choice, accountability and college admissions.

Note: This event is free to attend or watch remotely, but you must register for either.

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1:00 p.m.: Doors open

1:10 p.m.: Welcome from Caroline Hendrie, Education Writers Association.

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.: The Post-Election Higher Education Landscape
With the midterm election results in, we examine the implications for key issues, such as school finance, teacher pay, testing and accountability, school choice and more. How much will the slate of new governors seek to shift education priorities? How might a change in congressional leadership impact the Trump administration’s agenda? What were the most important local elections this year, and why?

- Lily Eskelsen García, National Education Association
- Frederick M. Hess, American Enterprise Institute
- Scott Pattison, National Governors Association
- Daarel Burnette II, Education Week (moderator)

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Break (coffee/tea served)

2:45 – 4:00 p.m.: The Post-Election Higher Education Landscape

Hear expert insight into how, or whether, the new Congress will tackle the long-overdue reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and what impact the election results will have on federal deregulatory efforts. Get context on the higher education funding situations and outlooks for individual states. And hear from students about the issues that are motivating – or depressing – student’s civic engagement.

- Anna Connole, James Madison University
- Terry W. Hartle, American Council on Education
- Michael Mitchell, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Shelby Taraba, James Madison University
- Adam Harris, The Atlantic (moderator)

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Brooke Watson