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Davis Opposes Teachers’ Union On Curriculum Bill

Governor Gray Davis has announced his opposition to a hotly debated bill that would allow teachers to bring curriculum choices and textbook selection to the collective bargaining table.

Davis says teachers should have a greater role in curriculum decision making, but not in a way that links it to collective bargaining.

School officials strongly oppose the bill, saying those decisions should be made by elected school boards. The measure is backed by the 330-thousand member California Teachers Association.