Arizona teachers devastated, as state supreme court blocks ballot initiative to fund education

Arizona teachers advocating for higher salaries and increased education funding were dealt a devastating blow Wednesday, when the state Supreme Court voted to get rid of a ballot initiative that would have raised taxes on the wealthy in order to fund education. The court said…

Republican lawmakers threaten to jail Colorado teachers if they strike

Colorado teachers are preparing to stage walkouts in favor of higher wages and more education funding later this week, but Republican legislation in the state Senate could penalize them for striking — with far-reaching punishments that include fines and jail time. The measure, SB18-264, would…

Trump’s trade war with China is unwinnable

In response to President Donald Trump’s approval of higher duties on Chinese steel and aluminum last month, Beijing on Sunday raised import duties on some U.S. goods by $3 billion. And by midday Monday, the Washington Post reported that the markets had taken a hit:…