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Where $100 Million Buys Little: Michigan School Employee Pension Fund

Teacher pension system gobbles up 30 percent of payroll

… the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement … liability crowds out spending on essential government … mandatory for all future school employees. James … that MPSERS is costing schools nearly 30 percent of … more

Pensions, not paper, the real cost problem for schools

… more funding for K-12 schools held a rally in Ann … amount taxpayers are spending on K-12 education . … for Ann Arbor Public Schools is its employee retirement … more

Union Falsely Tells Teachers They Lose Sick Leave Benefits if They Opt Out

Union and non-union employees contribute to sick bank

… union. Todd Mignerey, a high school teacher at Flushing Community Schools and the Flushing Education … the Freeloader? MEA Spends More On Benefits Than … Flushing Community Schools, said the district … more

Who fact checks the fact checkers?

‘Truth Squad’ ignores almost half a billion in education funding

… budget that resulted in school funding $930 million … more

MEA Sends Collections Agency After Another Member Trying To Leave

School employee: 'I am extremely frustrated and angry about the time I have to expend fighting the union for my freedom from harassment'

… the Port Huron Area School District in August of … the Freeloader? MEA Spends More On Benefits Than … put it in elementary school terms: If you don t … Grand Ledge Public Schools teacher and a former … more

Detroit Public Schools continues to overspend

When a school district overspends, it is required to … about Detroit Public Schools most recent Deficit … Schools have been overspending for seven consecutive … more

War on Charters Tied To Politics and Union Money

… conventional public schools. Even official school district Twitter feeds. The … the biggest political spenders in the nation over … all of things they spend money on, including … more

Why Do Michigan Residents Falsely Believe Education Spending Is Down?

'If you repeat a lie long enough, people begin to believe it'

… state funding to K-12 schools. In Gov. Rick … increased or decreased spending for K-12 schools? … state funding to K-12 schools, up to a record $12 … thought he decreased spending on K-12 schools. … more

Flanagan Goes too Far on Charter Schools

State TTB ranking a proxy for poverty

… every two entering high school freshmen manage … The district is overspending by close to $40 … from Pontiac Public Schools, a rate lower than … decade to clean up its spending , even though state … more

Union Sends Out Misleading 'Consent Form' When Members Try To Leave

Attorney: 'These scare tactics are...more what you would expect from boiler room telemarketers'

… for Michigan public schools, school employees and students. … the Freeloader? MEA Spends More On Benefits Than … more

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