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Editors' Introduction

Editors' Introduction As this issue goes to press, the news is pretty bleak for public employees in the Midwest. All one has to say is “Wisconsin” and most readers will see images of hundreds of thousands of protestors unsuccessfully demonstrating to keep Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled Wisconsin legislature from passing the Budget Repair Bill that strips most public employee unions of the right to collective bargaining (and doesn’t appear to have much to do with repairing the budget). Its ultimate fate remains to be seen as constitutional questions and litigation remain before it can be legitimately enforced. Iowa’s House of Representatives passed a very similar bill in March 2011; Republican governor Terry Branstad would likely have signed the bill had it not died in the Iowa Senate. Ohio’s leadership was more successful; on 31 March 2011, Governor John Kasich signed Amended Substitute Senate Bill 5, Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture Volume 11, Number 3 doi 10.1215/15314200-1302705 © 2011 by Duke University Press 443 the Public Employees’ Collective Bargaining Law. As of this writing, opponents of the law are gathering signatures for a referendum to be put on the ballot in November 2011. And http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture Duke University Press

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Abstract

As this issue goes to press, the news is pretty bleak for public employees in the Midwest. All one has to say is “Wisconsin” and most readers will see images of hundreds of thousands of protestors unsuccessfully demonstrating to keep Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled Wisconsin legislature from passing the Budget Repair Bill that strips most public employee unions of the right to collective bargaining (and doesn’t appear to have much to do with repairing the budget). Its ultimate fate remains to be seen as constitutional questions and litigation remain before it can be legitimately enforced. Iowa’s House of Representatives passed a very similar bill in March 2011; Republican governor Terry Branstad would likely have signed the bill had it not died in the Iowa Senate. Ohio’s leadership was more successful; on 31 March 2011, Governor John Kasich signed Amended Substitute Senate Bill 5, Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture Volume 11, Number 3 doi 10.1215/15314200-1302705 © 2011 by Duke University Press 443 the Public Employees’ Collective Bargaining Law. As of this writing, opponents of the law are gathering signatures for a referendum to be put on the ballot in November 2011. And

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Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and CultureDuke University Press

Published: Sep 21, 2011

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