Elizabeth Warren

Baker and Warren look for crossover votes

“Make ticket-splitting great again!” It may not roll off the tongue easily. And the obvious allusion to a certain candidate’s slogan is actually the last thing he’d want to do. But the message might be the essence of Republican Charlie Baker’s reelection effort next year once he ends the non-suspense and declares that he’ll seek(...)

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DeVos selection roils reform sector

DeVos selection roils reform sector

Some charter backers rush to distance themselves from ed pick

THE BATTLE OVER President Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, had teachers unions, public school advocates, and many on the political left in high dudgeon. DeVos’s record of support for charter schools and voucher programs, and her lack of any experience in district public schools, made her the target of the most organized effort to(...)

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Warren hails civil rights legacy of education law

Warren hails civil rights legacy of education law

Says it’s crucial that Every Student Succeeds Act maintain the federal commitment to vulnerable children

WHILE IT’S EASY to get caught up in the details and debates over mandated testing regimens and teacher evaluation policies, the federal education law that stirred such backlash for more than a decade until it was replaced last year is one of the legislative pillars of the civil rights gains of the 1960s. Sen. Elizabeth(...)

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On No Child law, Warren carries Kennedy torch

On No Child law, Warren carries Kennedy torch

Fights for accountability provision in face of union pushback

IN 2002, TED KENNEDY celebrated one of the signature achievements of his legislative career when George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act, which the Massachusetts senator helped steer through Congress. The law, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, marked a turning point in national education policy, the first time a muscular set(...)

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Warren’s clout grows

The clout of Sen. Elizabeth Warren continues to grow in Washington, as Wall Street banker Antonio Weiss asked the president to withdraw his nomination for a top job at the Treasury Department in the face of opposition from the Massachusetts senator and other progressives. Warren opposed Weiss for three reasons. She felt his background wasn’t suitable.(...)

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Warren ‘chapped’ about income inequality

Warren ‘chapped’ about income inequality

Says nation needs a new energy policy, condemns fishery science

SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN said on Monday that she is “chapped” about income inequality and what it is doing to America. At a meeting at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette with editors and reporters from news outlets in the state’s major Gateway Cities, Warren talked about the need for a national energy policy, the dismal state(...)

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