Party Pivot: Why Democrats Are Rethinking School Choice

From the Sanders plan to the Warren plan to Cory Booker’s reluctance to talk about education reform on the campaign trail, the Democratic Party seems to be backing away from its decades-long embrace of charter schools. While pundits cite the influence of teachers unions within the party, our guest Jon Valant says more complicated forces are at play, starting with the unraveling of the liberal/conservative coalition that brought charters into being. Complete transcript of the episode is here.

And in our special extended play version for Patreon subscribers, Jennifer and Jack tackle the edu-wars that just keep flaring up between Sanders and Warren supporters.