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In the Fall of 2011, the LWVUS undertook a study of the Federal Role in Public Education. The study focused on the role of the federal government in education funding, promotion of equality, and adoption of nationally developed common standards, assessments, and curriculum. Local leagues submitted responses to the consensus questions in November 2011. The Education Study Committee will review/tabulate all of the responses submitted by participating Leagues, and based on those, recommending position language to the Board through February 2012. The LWVUS Board will approve a final position based on consensus results in March 2012.
For more information, click here, and follow Mississippi's participation in the LWVUS Education Study on our blog at lwvms.wordpress.com.
In the Spring of 2012, the LWVUS will undertake a study of the Privatization of federal, state, or local government services, assets, and/or functions. The study will review the community impact of transferring responsibilities to the private sector and identify strategies to ensure transparency, accountability, and preservation of the common good. Local leagues will submit responses to the consensus questions in May 2012.
For more information, click here, and follow Mississippi's participation in the LWVUS Privatization Study on our blog at lwvms.wordpress.com.
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