State news roundup for July 20, 2013

This week we talk about Massachusetts higher education members testifying in support of increased numbers of full-time faculty, school grading in Florida, community outreach work in New York and feature an anti-ALEC rally in Illinois.


Dennis Van Roekel on exposing ALEC’s agenda

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been hard at work for decades. Its members are organized, well-funded and connected–too bad they aren’t using their powers to do what’s right for students and schools.

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Who’s behind the acts of anti-worker governors?

Take a peek behind the curtain to see who’s behind governors’ attacks on collective bargaining. by Amanda Litvinov Efforts to curb the rights of workers are nothing new, but the antics went from sideshow to center stage in 2010 when deep-pocketed patrons helped radical conservative candidates, like Governors Rick Snyder, R-Mich., Scott Walker, R-Wisc., and … Continued