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Teachers unions shouldn't stop EpiPen bill from saving kids' lives
Teachers unions shouldn't stop EpiPen bill from saving kids' lives

How about if we save kids’ lives first and worry as a secondary matter about the niceties of exactly who did it? The bill carried by state Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff of Diamond Bar would stock every California public school with epinephrine auto-injectors, known best by the brand name EpiPen, and have staff volunteers learn to use them. It’s inexpensive, low in bureaucratic factor and good for kids. Yet its signature from Gov. Jerry Brown is not assured. That’s because the two powerful teachers unions in the state object to SB 1266. They say that only medical experts—i.e. school nurses—should administer the pens, and that unions fear that teachers who...

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