Education Week: So the political climate surrounding this year's State of the Union address is ... not awesome. President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats have had a bruising fight about the recent 35-day government shutdown, and it's possible another shutdown will hit after Feb. 15. So in this volatile environment, will Trump pay any attention to addressing K-12 education in his speech?
In his 2018 State of the Union speech, Trump barely mentioned education. He didn't even talk about what's supposed to be his favorite education policy: school choice. In fact, the last time a president's State of the Union speech included less about education than Trump's 2018 speech was in 1989. And Congress hasn't really responded to what Trump's asked for in the 2018 state of the union and his 2017 address to a joint session of Congress.