More than half the state's teachers running for office in order to boost school funding survived Tuesday's primaries but they have several political and financial obstacles ahead of them.
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Some state lawmakers said that Monday's ruling is another sign that they should ask voters whether or not the state's highest court should have a say over school spending amounts.
The state's courts said the additional $548 million the legislature provided its schools this year is still not enough to ensure a constitutionally adequate education.
For the last five years, Amundson has led the National Association of State Boards of Education amid dramatic changes in the role those boards play in setting education policy.
The state's elected superintendent and the governor-appointed state board have been in a legal dispute since 2016 over who should oversee the many tasks of the education department.
The supreme court put an end to five years of legal wrangling that landed the state's public school system with millions more dollars from the state and teachers with a pay raise.
The state's role in education, the expansion of charter schools, and school funding were factors as voters advanced the top two vote-getters for state schools chief and governor to this fall's general election.
Ambach helped usher in an ambitious school accountability system in New York and later, as the executive director of CCSSO, advocated for raised standards and strict accountability.
Gov. Erik Greitens has resigned and the board doesn't have enough governor-appointed members to form a quorum. Important tasks have been piling up.