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September 28, 2012

Friends of Calif. School Ballot Items Raise $19.5M in Under a Month

Committees supporting two school-funding propositions on the California ballot this year are spending big to try to ensure their success.

August 09, 2012

Missouri OKs 'Right to Pray' Initiative, and Other State Ballot News

Missouri voters approved a "right to pray" ballot initiative in schools on Aug. 7, while there is also ballot news in Nevada and South Dakota.

June 15, 2012

Union or Non-Union? Inquiring Minds in New Mexico Want to Know

A spokesman for the New Mexico education department said he mistakenly used his personal email account to send information about teachers not covered by collective bargaining contracts to an official with GOP Gov. Susana Martinez's political campaign, but state Democrats are alleging dirty tricks.

June 13, 2012

Idaho Ballot Another Litmus Test for Teachers' Unions?

A ballot referendum fight in Idaho features state superintendent Tom Luna and Gov. Butch Otter against the Idaho Education Association over the faate of new laws related to merit pay and collective bargaining rights.

June 04, 2012

Public-Employee Unions in Wisconsin: Less Popular than Obama?

Polling in advance of the June 5 Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election reveals that residents tend to view public-employee unions unfavorably, but also believe that new limitations on collective bargaining in the state have "decreased jobs."

May 09, 2012

2010 Again: Barrett Wins Wisconsin Dem. Primary to Face Walker

Tom Barrett, who lost the 2010 gubernatorial race to GOP Gov. Scott Walker, has won the right to a rematch on June 5 by winning the May 8 state Democratic primary poll.

April 05, 2012

Voters Tell Politicians: Hit the Books!

A survey of swing state voters by the College Board shows that education is a very big issue in this election season.

April 02, 2012

Falk, Not Barrett, Maintains Backing of Wisconsin Teachers

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett created national headlines by jumping into the Wisconsin gubernatorial race on March 30, but the state teachers' union has already agreed to back fellow Democratic candidate Kathleen Falk.

January 26, 2012

Jeb Bush to GOP: Appeal to Hispanics on Education Issues

The former Florida governor says Republican politicians can win over Hispanic voters by focusing on school choice, digital education, and other ideas the GOP supports.

November 08, 2011

Ohio Voters Reject Law Limiting Teachers' Collective Bargaining

The Ohio ballot measure was the subject of a flood of media attention as the latest high-profile battle over teachers' and other public employees' collective bargaining powers.

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