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Governor’s Office Comments on Teachers’ Union Demand

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts’ spokesman Taylor Gage issued a statement following a public demand from the teachers’ union for an official gubernatorial proclamation promoting their organization.

“The Ricketts administration has re-evaluated how we issue proclamations relating to education.  All future proclamations will be issued with a focus on teacher innovation and/or student achievement.  Governor Ricketts deeply values the work Nebraska teachers do each day and we will look for ways to honor the work of teachers who achieve improved student outcomes.

“With regard to the union, the Governor questions how they can actively oppose policies aimed at improving outcomes for students like ensuring all Nebraska students can read by the end of the 3rd grade.”