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Sad Violin Alert: Michigan Teacher Upset She Can't Retire...at Age 47

drblack7 Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 5:43 PM
The sad thing is I want to teach high school science but I need to be certified with a Ph.D. so I can learn how to teach ... really?
Andrew336 Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 7:15 AM
I don't know where you live, but I was BEGGED to teach science.

I had a Bachelor's in Physics and NYS offered to pay the way for me to get my MAT within 1 year. (It was a rough year.)

I ended up declining the offer, but this nonsense about a PhD is not true.

Union lunacy at its finest. A Michigan teacher, and member of the Michigan Education Association (the teachers' union), has gone on the record protesting an education spending reform bill that would preclude her from collecting health benefits right away when she retires...at age 47.

It's hard to decide what's more galling here: the fact that this woman believes she's entitled to retire so early -- on taxpayer funds, I might add -- or that she's protesting a bill that would require teachers to take marginal responsibility for their own retirements.

The nerve of these insensitive, education-hating politicians!

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