CALIFORNIA RACE PITS DEMOCRATS VS. TEACHERS’ UNION

By Steven Greenhut, Human Events

Recent polls show most Democratic candidates for statewide office in California holding significant leads over their GOP rivals, which means the most intensely fought and ideologically charged race in the November election is between two Democrats.

Where All the Teachers Are Above Average

By Marc F. Bernstein, The Wall Street Journal

New York recently released evaluations that rank 95% of the state’s teachers as “highly effective” or “effective,” 4% as “developing,” and only 1% as “ineffective” for the 2012-13 school year.