Written by Nate Davis
Politics is a rough and tumble affair, and this past election will, undoubtedly, go down in history as one of the most divisive in modern American politics. But at some point campaigns must end and the hard work of governing must begin. The critical question is: Can our nation’s leaders come together in a bipartisan way to get things done?
The first 100 days will largely determine whether our leaders can accomplish anything or find themselves mired in endless gridlock. This is why I’m hopeful education emerges as a priority for the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress.
Education, especially the plight of K-12 education, was clearly a sleeper issue during the campaign, with candidates only occasionally raising it (and almost exclusively) within the context of higher education access and student loan debt. But there is great potential for K-12 education issues to become a great unifying force in American politics.
[Nate’s column was first published in The Hill. Read the full piece here.]