YES! – It must be in order to prevent privatizing education.
95%
NO! - The teachers union will be broken & public education will end.
5%

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Willie W 3 years 21 weeks ago

They may win this time, but their days are numbered. Someone is going to pull a "REGAN" on them. Probably next June. Tea party will come up with something nasty. And the rest of the country will follow.

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WhitemoonG 3 years 21 weeks ago

I think it will be successful, not because the stated conclusions offered after the yes and no outcomes are anything close to an accurate or complete picture, but because it's in Illinois. The lack of realistic politician promises to supporting voter blocks will probably see it bankrupt and looking for a national bailout not long after California.

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