On the Grandest Policy Stage, Trump Signals Shift to Scaled-Down Education Ambitions

By Alex Spurrier

February 5, 2020

President Trump’s State of the Union was many things, but it was decidedly not ambitious when it came to education policy. My latest in The 74:

A good portion of the reaction to Tuesday night’s State of the Union was about a snubbed handshake and the tearing of a speech. Although in recent years the speech has certainly become a performative event full of partisan posturing, Tuesday night signaled a subtle yet substantial shift in the presidential approach to K-12 education policy: President Donald Trump indicated that his administration is more interested in incremental education measures than any administration in recent history.

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February 5, 2020
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