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Education Is a Top Issue in Midterm Elections

Across America, anger over public education funding has scrambled the political map for November. Activism that started with a wave of teacher strikes and walkouts hasn’t stopped. Instead, it’s been channeled into political action, with many teachers running for office themselves, according to a new article in TIME magazine.

Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia, and Arizona are some of the states where cuts to education spending have made current leaders unpopular and potentially vulnerable at the polls. “The most politically energized demographic in the Trump era is college-educated suburban women—precisely the voters who tend to care the most about public education,” the article reads.

Read “Education Is a Top Issue in the Midterms,” on TIME magazine’s website.

September 19, 2018