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Politics & Government
Tue October 8, 2013
In this morning's headlines: Right to work, bankruptcy, school tests
Right to Work not impacting teaching union
"Michigan’s new right-to-work law has not put a big dent in membership of the state’s biggest teachers’ union. The president of the Michigan Education Association says 99 percent of its members have opted to stick with the union," Rick Pluta reports.
Snyder talks Detroit bankruptcy in hearing
"Lawyers representing Detroit unions have agreed not to ask Gov. Rick Snyder to name past emergency manager candidates for the city during a deposition this morning. The state had said that disclosing the candidates' names would violate their privacy and could damage the current jobs of some because their employers are not aware of their interest in the emergency manager job," the Associated Press reports.
Bill to ban personal information in tests in schools
"A bill in Lansing would ban Michigan schools from administering exams that require students to give personal information," Jake Neher reports. The bill is a reaction to Common Core school standards that some say threaten student privacy.