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California Lawmakers Head to Maui with Lobbyists

Twenty California lawmakers will be attending an annual conference at a resort in Maui that is paid for by representatives of special interest groups that lobby the state legislature.

Kea Lani resort, Maui (Michael Buckner / Getty)

Meet the Mississippi State Lawmaker Every Anti-Common Core Activist Needs

Grassroots activists who oppose the Common Core standards are not only up against many lawmakers happy to have federal dollars flowing into their states’ education programs. They are also dealing with politicians eager to please their local Chamber of Commerce and other business and industry groups who see Common Core as a means for government to assure them of a constant supply of workers for years to come.

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