In addition to generating a political earthquake that reached from shore to shore, voters decided on a varied group of state ballot initiatives involving education. A few of the highlights include:
- Oklahoma: Rejected (20%/80%) an amendment that would have required the state to match the per-pupil spending average of other states in the region.
- Florida: Defeated a measure (54%/46%) that would have increased class size and given more principals control over how to implement budget reductions.
- Arizona: Defeated (70%/30%) an amendment that would have diverted money from early childhood education programs to the state’s general fund.
- Washington: Rejected (66%/34%) a ballot initiative that would have raised corporate taxes and provided additional monies for education.
- California: Rejected (58%/42%) a proposal to rollback new corporate tax breaks to help fund public education.
For a good wrap up of state ballot initiatives involving education, click here.