Two demographics defined much of the last election: Rural voters and the political behavior of college educated and voters and those with advanced degrees. Something else they have in common? Ed reformers don’t have much to say to them. That’s a problem. I look at that today in U.S. News & World Report:
The defeat of the Republican plan to overhaul President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act last week offered a stark reminder about how much coalitions, persuasion and raw self-interest matter in politics. President Donald Trump failed to persuade almost anyone to join his side, there was no coalition for reform and the health care law’s benefits for millions of Americans made it in their self-interest to oppose a plan that would have reduced access to health care.
I’m glad that bill failed, but it’s hard to miss how education reformers are making the same strategic mistakes in their approach to politics…
Regardless of your voting demographics you can read the whole thing right here. If the Republicans figure out health care I might have to rewrite this, but in the meantime tweet at me about your favorite voter demographic @twitter here.