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Just Answer Yes or No: State Ballot Proposals and Making Education Policy by Direct Democracy

Just Answer Yes or No: State Ballot Proposals and Making Education Policy by Direct Democracy

By Dirk Zuschlag Citizens last week voted yes or no on scores of statewide proposals, including seventeen in California. The nine measures in seven states that concerned education policy fall into two distinct categories: proposals affecting education funding and proposals affecting education governance. Proposals Affecting Education Funding Six proposals sought new or enhanced sources of… Read More »

63 Candidates, 7 Seats: What’s at Stake for Detroit?

63 Candidates, 7 Seats: What’s at Stake for Detroit?

By Amy Auletto On November 8, Detroit voters will choose from 63 candidates to elect a new 7-seat Detroit Public Schools Community District Board of Education. This election cycle marks a major turning point for the district. On July 1, 2016, Detroit Public Schools split into two districts – Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and Detroit… Read More »