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A Trump administration won't be good for equality in education

A Trump administration won't be good for equality in education

How will President Trump affect public education? Almost certainly not as much as his supporters wish and his opponents fear. Either way, the next four years are likely to bring bitter setbacks in the struggle for equality of educational opportunity for poor and minority students.

The Trump administration will not seek to obliterate the Obama legacy in public education as it will, for example, in health care, the environment and bank regulation. The difference is that, earlier this year, the Congress had already beat him to the punch on K-12 school policy.

The recent Every Student Succeeds Act wiped out aggressive efforts by President Barack Obama and his secretary of...

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