Source: Education Week

It looks like how and whether to spend more on K-12 schools this year will dominate this year’s legislative sessions. Many of the governors elected last fall are looking to deliver on promises they made on the campaign trail to provide more funding to schools and boost teacher salaries. More than 29 states still have not restored school funding to pre-recession levels and many districts continue to make dramatic cuts because of other obligations such as pensions and health-care costs.  But expanding pre-K, boosting teacher pay, and assuring that new money is spent on the classroom is a complicated and politically arduous task. Education Week outlines a list of states where fights over school funding will be especially politically contentious.