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As Trump, Biden hammer at swing states, advocates work to dismantle Electoral College

DENVER — As the presidential election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden focuses increasingly on a few swing states that could determine the winner, millions of Americans are asking why their votes are essentially being taken for granted.

Why does the electoral vote matter more than the popular vote?

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Now, a long-running effort to make the nation’s presidential election a “one person, one vote” system is gaining favor among partisan Democrats still angry that Trump won the 2016 presidency despite losing the popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes.

Colorado is the latest state to consider adopting the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which seeks to essentially abolish the Electoral College without going through the near-impossible task of amending the U.S. Constitution. Coloradans are voting on the measure now, and polls show support is evenly split.

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Aurora Institute Calls on State Leaders to Dismantle K-12 Education as We Know It and Commit to a Learner Promise to Ensure Equity for All

Aurora Institute Calls on State Leaders to Dismantle K-12 Education as We Know It and Commit to a Learner Promise to Ensure Equity for All

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Aurora Institute (@Aurora_Inst) today released A Promise for Equitable Futures: Enabling Systems Change to Scale Educational and Economic Mobility Pathways, a book that calls for the systematic dismantling of the traditional time- and place-bound structures that mark our current K-12 education system. 

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In its place, states would build systems of governance, policy, and infrastructure to certify that learners who demonstrate competencies in K-12, postsecondary, workforce, and community settings will have access to continuing education and a purposeful, living-wage career. 

The book urges states to establish a “Learner Promise,” a commitment that every learner will have access and support to pursue a certified

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