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Kentucky students get hard lesson in politics from lawmakers

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A group of bright-eyed, clean cut high school students are learning a hard lesson about politics in Kentucky's state legislature.

The students wrote a bill that would let school officials appoint high school students to superintendent screening committees. The widely supported bill was moving easily through the state legislature until a Republican state senator added an amendment to force transgender students to use separate bathrooms in public schools.

The amendment had previously passed the Republican-controlled Senate but died in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. House leaders said its addition would likely kill the student's bill.

After Wednesday, lawmakers have just two more days left in the 2015 legislative session.

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