This election year is immensely consequential for education and workforce issues. Voters will decide not just the outcome of Congressional midterms but also 36 gubernatorial elections, 30 lieutenant gubernatorial races, and 30 attorney general races, all of which impact policy, regulatory environments, and funding priorities. This conversation will dive into the politics of this moment and the key issues influencing voters, parents, and candidates. What are the lessons from the Virginia gubernatorial race? What issues are top of mind for parents? Where have the shifting political currents created opportunities for entrepreneurship? What are the political headwinds and tailwinds for innovative models of learning?