06/20/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Education Association Under Fire After Shunning Reform

The state's largest teachers' union is defending itself against allegations that it is throwing a "tantrum" by not backing the second round competition of Race to the Top federal education grant money in protest of a measure that targets teacher tenure.

The Colorado Education Association says it simply cannot support round two of the competition because Senate Bill 191 has been directly linked to success in the competition. Colorado is competing for $175 million in education grant money.

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