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Bill would curtail Arundel student school board member voting rights
Bill would curtail Arundel student school board member voting rights

Students from school districts across the state testified Thursday in opposition to a state Senate bill that would strip the student member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education of full voting rights. They presented their arguments to members of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, hoping to preserve a power that no other district in the nation bestows upon someone still in school: the right to vote on all matters before the board. Then committee member Sen. Joanne Benson posed a question that left the most of the students stumped: "Walk me through collective bargaining." The Prince George's County Democrat's question alluded to the...

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