Sen. Bramble, R-Provo, has sponsored a bill, SB 199 that targets the PTA and other "dues paying organizations". Some see this as another bit of retribution for the State PTA's help in the anti-voucher movement. The PTA was vital in helping get signatures and help defeat the voucher law. Now, it seems that there are the target of this bill. The discussion of this bill at the State Board meeting Friday became heated according to Amy Stewart's Des News article this morning. (you can read the entire article at www.deseretnews.com Utah section "Sparks Fly Over Bill Cutting PTA Dues).
This is the type of legislation that we fight each year. The PTA is an important part of our coalition made of UEA, School Boards, Administrators and Superintendants that works to pass good legislation and defeat this type of retaliation.
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