Episode 12 - A Reporter’s Perspective on Higher Education Politics and Policy

Michael Stratford is a leading higher education reporter in Washington, D.C. As the senior education writer for Politico, Michael writes at the intersection of education policy & politics. In this episode, Dr. Jason Altmire sits down with Michael to discuss the different dynamics in education policy across the last three administrations and what he sees unfolding in today’s education policy issues. 
Michael shares his perspective on why there may be more coordination regarding the release of information on the Democratic side and why proprietary schools are disproportionately covered in higher education news. Then, Dr. Altmire and Michael discuss why the media focuses only on negative stories of the past in regard to proprietary schools, and what issues Michael is most focused on heading into the midterm elections.