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It’s not just Trump: Education a big issue in 2018. ‘No candidate wants to be seen as stingy’

October 31, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Hot-button issues like immigration and guns might be commanding more attention, but in Pennsylvania and around the country, education has become a major player in state elections.

From Arizona and Oklahoma to Florida and Maryland, candidates for governor across party lines have been committing to steer more money toward schools and, in a number of states, pledging to boost teacher paychecks — elevating a lower-profile issue into a campaign-trail talking point.

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