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KTVU Fox: USF Politics Professor James Taylor on the Push for a Recount

Professor James Taylor predicts that the recount results will not change outcome of election
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Professor Ken Goldstein on premature projections of Presidential election results

Professor Ken Goldstein on premature projections of Presidential election results | USF in the News | Scoop.it

“A group of data scientists, journalists and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs is seeking to upend that reporting tradition, providing detailed projections of who is winning at any given time on Election Day in key swing states, and updating the information in real time from dawn to dusk.”

“The networks actually do this quarantine room because they do not want this info to leak out,” said Ken Goldstein, a professor of politics at the University of San Francisco and a member of ABC’s decision desk. “That’s to their credit.”

 

[Via @nytimes]

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USF Provost and VP of Academic Affairs Donald Heller on nominee for Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos

USF Provost and VP of Academic Affairs Donald Heller on nominee for Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"President-elect Donald J. Trump last week announced one of his first cabinet nominees, naming Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, as his nominee for secretary of education. If confirmed by the Senate, DeVos would bring to Washington a well-defined agenda in the K-12 education arena. What she would bring to higher-education policy is less clear, but we can find clues in her free-market outlook."

 

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"Former governors who have led the Education Department, like Richard Riley and Lamar Alexander, had track records in all aspects of education. Newcomers to policy making, like DeVos, are harder to predict, but extrapolating from her advocacy work we can make some good guesses."

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