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In Ala., GOP dictates new landscape for education

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press Modified: April 27, 2013 at 9:34 pm •  Published: April 28, 2013

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Self-declared education reformers have had considerable success across the country over the past few decades, from charter school expansion and private school tuition vouchers to new limits on teachers' job protections. But perhaps nowhere have the triumphs marked a bigger political upheaval than in Alabama, where the new Republican supermajority is dominating the state teachers' organization that was long the epicenter of power.

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