Off-year election results have implications for education policy

Results from some of Tuesday's off-year elections are expected to have an impact on education policy across the country. Voters in New York City gave Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- who campaigned on his public-education record -- a narrow margin of victory for his third term, while Detroit voters approved a $500 million ballot measure for school construction and renovations. In New Jersey, incumbent Jon Corzine was bested by Republican Christopher Christie, who promoted an education agenda that included expanding school choice for K-12 education.

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