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November 02, 2011

Colorado Tax Increase for Schools Goes Down to Defeat

Proposition 103, a measure that would raise taxes to help public schools, was one of the most closely watched issues on the ballot in 2011.

November 01, 2011

Mixed Views Nationally on Teachers' Unions, Collective Bargaining

A recent poll shows that the Ohio public favors repealing a law that teachers' unions say weakens their rights. Nationally, voters appear to have more divided opinions of teachers' unions.

October 28, 2011

Colorado Voters to Decide on Taxes for Schools

A ballot item in Colorado would allow voters to increase sales and income taxes, for a five-year-period, to support public education.

October 27, 2011

GOP Candidates Spar Over Ohio Collective-Bargaining Law

Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman accuse fellow GOP White House contender Mitt Romney of offering weak support in the repeal battle over Ohio's new law to limit collective-bargaining powers for teachers and other public employees.

October 18, 2011

Alabama Lawmakers Look to Limit Teacher Pension Costs

Alabama is looking to join the list of states that have moved to reduce pension costs for teachers and other employees, the Republican speaker of the House says.

October 17, 2011

Duncan Makes Hard, Partisan Sell for American Jobs Act

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is stumping for President Obama's jobs act, saying GOP calls to cut spending are misguided, from an education and economic standpoint.

October 10, 2011

Former McCain Adviser Working for Romney on Education

Phil Handy, a former adviser to John McCain's presidential campaign, is helping 2012 White House contender Mitt Romney on education issues.

October 05, 2011

Teacher Merit Pay Used to Sell 'Issue 2' in Ohio

Supporters of a new Ohio law that puts limits on collective bargaining tout its creation of a merit-pay system for teachers, in a new ad in advance of a repeal vote next month.

September 27, 2011

How Would Chris Christie Stack Up vs. Obama on Education?

Speculation persists that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could jump into the presidential race. The Republican governor has praised some of President Obama's education policies, and battled with the leading teachers' union in his state.

September 19, 2011

State Revenues Rise Slightly, but Temporary Taxes Expire

For the first time in a decade, states cut taxes more than they increased them, a dropoff caused by the expiration of temporary tax increases, a new report says.

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