Two states are pushing back against new education reforms by putting recently passed laws up for popular vote, the Huffington Post reports. We Are Ohio, a volunteer group of public workers that shares a building with the Ohio Education Association, announced Friday that it had surpassed its goal in receiving enough signatures to put up to popular vote a law passed in March that strips public employees of most collective-bargaining rights and mandates merit pay for teachers……Read More
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Education laws in Ohio subject of repeal campaign, budget skirmish
Ohio senators have axed wording that strips public employees of most collective-bargaining rights and mandates merit pay for teachers from the state’s upcoming spending plans in a move that may make it easier to repeal an already passed bill that enacts similar results, reports the Huffington Post. The state Senate Republican caucus removed the language, which is similar to language already passed in a an earlier bill, from the upcoming two-year budget late Tuesday evening……Read More