Penn Hill Group’s Vic Klatt Quoted in Education Week Article on Education Policy Implications of Senate Control Post-Election

Penn Hill Group Principal Vic Klatt was quoted in an August 27 Education Week article, “Policy Stakes High as Parties Vie for Senate Control,” specifically on the likelihood of passage of a charter school bill in the new Congress:

“The charter bills’ fortunes could improve no matter what the political landscape looks like, because the issue has bipartisan support, said Vic Klatt, a former aide to Republicans on the House education committee.

‘The issue there is more a process one of whether the Senate will ever want to pass a targeted bill like that,’ separating charter legislation from the rest of the ESEA, said Mr. Klatt, who is now a principal at Penn Hill Group, a government-relations firm in Washington.”

Klatt was also asked about the future for education policy in the Senate with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) as the likely leaders of the Senate education committee:

“’Between the two of them, for the first time in a long time, I think there’s some reason for optimism,’ Mr. Klatt said.”