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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

Despite a very busy two years and a lame duck session that saw the passage of Right to Work legislation, MASSP and the school community were able to negotiate solutions to, or stop the passage of several pieces of potentially harmful legislation. At the end of the day, neither EAA nor Conversion Schools legislation made it through the process.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

With only two to three more weeks of legislative session possible between now and the end of the year, time is running down for lawmakers to reach deals on their lame duck priorities. One piece of legislation that has been identified for action, the Education Achievement Authority or EAA (HB 6004/SB 1358), remains in committee, presumably because in their current form the bills lack the support necessary to move them further.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

With the Republican-controlled House looking to drive through a host of potentially destructive legislation before their majority shrinks next year, educators will need to remain alert and vigilant during the lame duck session. The House Education Committee pushed forward this week with more testimony on its proposed Education Achievement Authority (EAA) bill and could vote on this legislation when they return after Thanksgiving.

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Election 2012 in 5 Weeks (or Fewer)

With the 2012 general election approximately five weeks away, MASSP, MASA, MASB, MAISA, and MSBO have joined forces to create a member engagement campaign and website (Stop2and5.com) that will give the education community a more prominent voice going into election day, Tuesday, November 6.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

MASSP has joined forces with MASA, MASB, MAISA and MSBO this week in putting out a joint statement and website (www.stop2and5.com) with information and talking points for members on Proposals 2 & 5.