Last week the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Charter Schools were unconstitutional under state law. This is obviously very controversial as there are charter schools across the country now, with many in urban centers like New York City. The law actually passed by a thin margin in 2012 thanks to generous support of Bill Gates and other philanthropists who believe in systems like these. While many of these schools are quite independent and fill a need that other schools would not normally do so, charter networks have erupted en masse that have "no excuses" attitudes toward student infractions and have unfortunate track records with their teaching.
Additionally, the Seattle Education Association had their first strike today since 1985, citing poor wages and ridiculous use of test scores in their evaluations. I remember the Chicago Teacher's Union striking for similar reasons back in 2012. We will see where this goes.