A news service for the people of Michigan from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

The liberal Center for American Progress released a study that MLive did a story on which found that 19 percent of Michigan teachers work a second job.

LANSING -- Teaching is a full-time job, but for almost a fifth of Michigan's educators, it's not their only job.

ForTheRecord reports: Teachers in Michigan contractually work less than 200 days a year.

For example, the Lansing School District requires 180 teaching days in their collective bargaining agreement.

The average teacher salary in the Lansing School District is $62,203 in 2012-13, according to the Michigan Department of Education. The state average is about $62,000 annually.

And the district offers teachers who are off on summer break the ability to apply for summer school vacancies at the rate of $32 an hour.

Adam Neuman was not afraid to put his life on the line; he's certainly not afraid of union bullying. He fought for freedom overseas, and he simply wants to exercise it back home. But the Brighton Education Association and his school district are violating his rights.


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