Races with big education implications, like Michael Bennet’s U.S. Senate race or the upcoming DC mayoral primary are pretty well known. But there are some other races with big potential education implications just a little below the radar. Here are three, who else?
Stairway to Beaven – In Florida Heather Beaven is running for Congress. She’s CEO of The Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida’s Graduates, helping at-risk students there. She’s a D.
Jeanne out of the bottle? – In Maryland veteran education advocate and agitator Jeanne Allen is running for state legislature. She’s the founder of the Center for Education Reform in Washington. She’s an R.
Bill is due – In another Maryland statehouse race Bill Ferguson is challenging a longtime incumbent for a state senate seat. Education (primarily slow progress on improvement and the need for more ambitious steps) is central to the race. He’s former TFA and has worked on education in several other roles in Baltimore. He’s a D.