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ERIC Number: EJ819157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-12
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
State Electoral Victors Face K-12 Hurdles
McNeil, Michele
Education Week, v28 n12 p1, 20-21 Nov 2008
The new class of governors, state legislators, and chief state school officers elected last week will face formidable challenges in dealing with the squeeze the nation's sagging economy--and ballooning state budget deficits--is putting on K-12 education. In the November 4 elections, Democrats added one more governor's office--in Missouri--to their power grid and built on their dominance in state legislative chambers. Democrats now control all of state government in 17 states; the Republicans' prevail in eight. Control is split between parties in the others. Such political shifts could alter education policy. In Ohio, for example, Democrats' newly acquired control of the House could spell trouble for charter schools and vouchers, proponents fear. This article describes the implications of more Democrats having control of state budgets on K-12 education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Missouri; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Washington