I know people were talking about the Wisconsin bill on here awhile back- this Ohio bill is basically the same thing. It ends collective bargaining for all public workers (INCLUDING police and fire workers, unlike wisconsin), gets rid of tenure, and institutes merit-based pay. The democrats were not even able to add any ammendments to the bill. The house still has to vote- but it is a republican controlled house so it's pretty much a sure thing. I don't live in Ohio anymore, but I have several family members and friends who are teachers in Ohio. I also worry that once one state does it, the rest will follow. What a sad day for education. Thoughts? Also, I haven't heard news on the other bills (I know there were similiar bills in both Wisconsin and Indiana)- have they been voted on?