Teachers unions notch big wins on state education votes

By Laura Devaney
November 8th, 2012

Teachers unions won several big victories in both red and blue states Tuesday, overturning laws that would have eliminated tenure in Idaho and South Dakota, defeating a threat to union political work in California, and ousting a state schools chief in Indiana who sought to fundamentally remake public education, Reuters reports. The night didn’t belong entirely to big labor; advocates of charter schools, which are typically nonunion, scored a win in Georgia and looked likely to prevail in a tough fight in Washington state…

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Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura