Evie Hudak resigns: Colorado state senator avoids recall election


I sat next to Evie Hudak when Diane Ravitch came to speak in Denver last September. She took notes and was visibly and audibly moved by Ravitch's speech, and I appreciated how passionate she was about public education. Sadly, a debate over gun control in Colorado has forced Hudak to resign instead of facing a recall election. That means Colorado Democrats can appoint another Democrat in her place and retain a slim majority in the State Senate, but I worry public education lost one of it's biggest advocates in the process.