Education Insider: Midterm Elections Flash Survey

This week, we asked Insiders to share their immediate reactions following the 2014 midterm elections. Insiders weighed in on the elections' impact on federal and state education policy. Highlights from the survey include:

  • 54% of Insiders say the Republican win in the Senate will make post-secondary education a higher priority.
  • Exactly half of Insiders think Senate newcomers are unlikely to impact education policy or it‰'s too soon to tell. Echoing October‰'s report, Insiders said Lamar Alexander will ‰"lead the charge.‰"
  • 82% of Insiders believe gubernatorial outcomes will hinder Common Core adoption, while 79% said school choice efforts gained support.
  • More than 70% of Insiders said Torlakson‰'s win in California was significant, calling it a key victory for teacher‰'s unions in the midterms.