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Senators vote to make public schools teach the history of organized labor

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Wisconsin's public schools would have to teach the history of organized labor under a bill passed by the state Senate.

The Assembly approved it earlier, so it now goes to Gov. Jim Doyle.

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Tuesday's vote was 20-12.

Joe Leibham, R-Sheboygan, questioned the need for more state-mandated curriculum.

But Mike Ellis, R-Neenah, said a lesson about unions "doesn't hurt anybody."

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