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U.S. Supreme Court to Determine Legality of Mandatory Union Dues

The U.S. Supreme Court will review the constitutionality of mandatory union dues. Several California public school teachers brought about this challenge, according to a report by the Orange County Register. Lead plaintiff Rebecca Friedrichs and nine other teachers argue freedom of association includes the freedom not to associate with any particular group. The court agreed to hear the case on June 30. California is one of 26 states still requiring all public employees to pay union dues or...

NCLB Rewrite Passes in the Senate, Disappoints Some Education Advocates

The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) passed in the U.S. Senate with an 81 to 17 vote on July 16, but some education advocates expressed disappointment with this version of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) rewrite, according to a report by Joy Pullmann of the Heartland Institute, Lindsey Burke of the Heritage Foundation and retired University of Arkansas Professor Sandra Stotsky say the ECAA doesn’t do enough to correct the problems with NCLB. The ECAA does not truly...

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