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Mississippi Officials, Grassroots Fight Common Core

Both Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves have recently stated their disapproval of the Common Core K-12 math and language standards. Some Common Core supporters have questioned the sincerity of their change of heart, but many Mississippians are happy about the push to repeal the standards. “I'm encouraged by the actions and the words of the governor and lieutenant governor,” state Senator Angela Hill (R-District 40, Marion, Pearl River, Walthall) told School Reform News. “I’m...

Fewer Wisconsin School District Unions Recertify

Only 305 Wisconsin school districts’ unions sought recertification this November, dropping from 408 that did the year before. Additionally, state employees voted to decertify 25 school district unions. Under Act 10, also known as the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, which went into effect in 2011, recertification requires a 51 percent “yes” vote from eligible union members. The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) must hold annual recertification elections for unions associated with...

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