As the November 7 draws near, education remains a dominant theme in the 2000 elections, with much at stake for schools and educators. Education Week continues its coverage of the "Education Election" with the following local, state, and national campaign stories:
- Unions Pull Out
Stops for Elections
Though many of the contests in next week's elections remain too close to call, on one prediction there can be little doubt: Whatever the results, the fingerprints of the teachers' unions will be all over them. Includes: NEA, AFT Dig Down to Details in Effort To Mobilize Members, and Complaints Point Up 'Murky' Areas in Union Activism.
- Candidates Spar Over
Test Gains in Texas
The surprise release last week of a study questioning the validity of Texas students' rising scores on state exams has stirred heated accusations and countercharges in the waning days of the presidential race.
- Bush, Gore Respond To Special Education Policy Queries
Compete for Seats in Next Congress
From Virginia to California, in Maine and Montana, a number of current and former K-12 educators with a range of political affiliations are running for the House in next week's elections.
- Ballot Measures
Abound as State Voting Nears
From private school vouchers to cost-of- living salary increases for teachers, voters in more than a dozen states will be taking matters in their own hands at the polls next week when they decide the fate of a wide range of education- related ballot measures. Includes the chart, State Ballot Measures.
An in- depth look at Oregon's campaigns shows why some critics say citizen ballot initiatives have been overtaken by politics as usual.