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March 01, 2011

Wis. Capitol a Sea of Bodies as Governor Discusses Budget

Demonstrators continued to gather outside the Wisconsin state capitol on Tuesday, protesting Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to change public workers' pensions, health care, and collective bargaining, though they weren't nearly as big as the 70,000-strong crowds of a week ago.

February 26, 2011

Union Protests, Busted Budgets Overshadow NGA Meeting

At the National Governors Association's winter meeting, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urged governors to make peace with teachers' unions amid ongoing labor disputes.

February 25, 2011

Wisconsin School Officials Question Gov's Promises of Savings

School district leaders are worried that Gov. Scott Walker's controversial proposal to curb collective bargaining and ask employees to pay more for benefit will hurt their school systems, going forward.

February 23, 2011

How Does the Wisconsin Pension Proposal Stack Up Nationally?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to require more employee contributions for pensions would appear to put his state in line with other states—with several caveats.

February 22, 2011

Wisconsin Teachers Turn to a Familiar Slogan: Go, Pack, Go!

Wisconsin public employees turn to members of the Green Bay Packers to try to win public support to their side, in their public battle with Gov. Scott Walker.

February 22, 2011

Protests, Legislative Standoff Continue in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's leading teachers' union tells its member to go back to the classroom, but protests over Gov. Scott Walker's plan to cut collective bargaining rights are expected to continue.

February 18, 2011

Duncan, Obama Weigh in on Wisconsin Protests

President Obama speaks on the Wisconsin protests over the governor's plans to restrict collective bargaining, and warns against demonizing public employees. Arne Duncan calls for cooperation.

February 17, 2011

Idaho Education Proposal Modified (But Not Too Much)

Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna modifies his proposed overhaul of the state's education system to give districts more flexibility on

February 15, 2011

Tire-Slashing and Heckling over School Policy in Idaho

Idaho state superintendent Tom Luna has his tires slashed and gets heckled, apparently over school policy.

February 15, 2011

Wisconsin Governor and Unions Face Off

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has inflamed teachers and other union members with a proposal to limit collective bargaining and cut pensions.

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