Blog: The Educated Reporter

Which Party Convention Referred to Education More Often?

The New York Times generated an interactive word bubble that displays the most popular terms used during the recent nominating conventions of the two major parties. Democratic Party speakers referenced the word  education 33 times to the Republicans’ ten.

The Gray Lady provided the various excerpts in which education appeared. 

Families was a more popular term used by the parties, with a slight Democratic Party advantage. Interestingly, the graphic shows quite a few references to choice, with only the convention in Tampa stressing the school variety. No use of the term in Charlotte referred to vouchers or charters.