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. MASSP members are asked to please click here to access an action alert that they can use to contact their local lawmakers and tell them to oppose this bill. The larger Oxford Foundation effort to rewrite the school fund, which is linked to the EAA bills, also took another step forward last week when the group released its first draft of a new school finance bill. Unrelated to the Oxford Foundation efforts, though still on tap for lame duck, is a rumored compromise on personal property tax (PPT) legislation that would not fully replace lost local revenue.