Election 2007

Follow Education Week's print and online-only coverage of the 2007 state election campaigns to see where the major candidates stand on education.

Voters in Houston narrowly approved an $805 million bond issue last week that will pay for building 24 new schools, renovating 134 others, and upgrading safety and security in all schools.
November 13, 2007 - Education Week

The defeat of what would have been the nation’s first universal-voucher program highlights again the political vulnerability of such controversial school choice measures.
November 9, 2007 - Education Week

Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, and New Jersey are among the states that could be affected.
November 8, 2007 - Education Week

Mayor Bart Peterson will be handing over the reins of the city and its 16 charter schools to a Republican political neophyte.
November 8, 2007 - Education Week

After a multimillion-dollar political campaign that pitted teachers’ unions nationally against school choice advocates, Utah voters yesterday voted overwhelmingly to repeal the nation’s first universal voucher law.
November 7, 2007 - Education Week (Web)

Voters will decide some notable education- and child-related questions when they go to the polls next month.
October 30, 2007 - Education Week

Kentucky and Mississippi also will select their governors in the 2007 electoral season.
October 25, 2007 - Education Week

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In Perspective
A Choice Showdown
In a conservative state, where the public schools remain popular, an ambitious new voucher program faces a fierce ballot challenge.
October 23, 2007 - Education Week

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