Education to get Legislature’s focus

Education, always an important topic in legislative sessions, could be the dominant issue of the 2013 session, which starts Tuesday.

It seems everybody has ideas about how to improve public education that they want to present to the 2013 Legislature.

“This year, we must be serious about improving our education system,” said Gov. Phil Bryant, who will present a litany of education proposals.

Bryant’s proposals range from charter schools, to merit pay for teachers, to scholarships to attract more top students to the teaching profession, to several school choice options.

The support for Bryant’s proposals is varied.

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