Education is Big on State Ballots

While Bush and Gore promote a more activist role in education, it remains overwhelmingly a state and local responsibility--and hot topic of state ballot initiatives and referendums. Here are some of the 32 proposals facing voters in 18 states next Tuesday:

VOUCHERS

--Michigan and California will decide whether to use public money to allow students to attend private schools. In the largest such effort to date, all of California's school-age children would eventually be eligible for the program. Michigan would require teacher testing for schools redeeming vouchers.

FUNDING

--New Mexico, Rhode Island, North Carolina and California ballot measures would make it...

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