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

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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