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Oklahoma Supreme Court Affirms Common Core Repeal

The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit the state board of education filed against the state legislature in an attempt to avoid following a new law repealing and replacing national Common Core education mandates. The board argued the legislature overstepped its authority because setting curriculum and tests was their job, not the legislature’s. The court rejected that assertion four hours after oral arguments in July, in an 8-1 vote, affirming the legislature’s constitutional authority to...

Will the Supreme Court End Forced Union Membership?

June was not kind to Big Labor. First, teachers unions in California had some of their favorite work rules knocked out of the state constitution by Judge Rolf Treu in his Vergara decision. Then, on the last day of the month, the Supreme Court agreed with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation in Harris v Quinn and ruled that homecare workers could not be forced to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Vergara upset the teacher union Pooh-...

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