Union protests following the labor battle at the Wisconsin legislature are spilling into other states. In Colorado, union leaders and workers staged a rally Tuesday outside the state capitol where public employee unions protested proposed cuts to their benefits.
At a two-day education summit wrapping up Wednesday in Denver, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said collaboration between teachers unions and school administrators is one of the biggest hurdles in front of the Obama Administration’s education reform efforts.
Thousands of educators from forty states are here for the summit that the Obama Administration is billing as a first-of-its-kind meeting between union leaders and administrators.
Colorado's public schools will likely bear the biggest brunt of the cuts if the Governor Hickenlooper's budget is approved by the legislature. Those cuts come at a time when many traditionally under-performing Colorado schools are starting to win praise for turning things around.