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Labor history bill clears Senate committee (10:03 a.m. 9/11/09)

Paul Snyder

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The Senate Committee on Education Thursday passed, on a 5-2 vote, a bill by state Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, to require Wisconsin schools to teach labor history.

The bill, authored by state Rep. Andy Jorgenson, D-Fort Atkinson, and Hansen, was amended in the Assembly to require the state superintendent to incorporate the history of organized labor and the collective bargaining process into the model academic standards for social studies. As amended, the bill passed the Assembly on a 61-38 vote.

With the committee’s action Thursday, the bill is now available for scheduling for a vote by the full Senate.

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