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

PAULSTNK Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 10:35 AM
I am glad to see there is some districts or states with some integrity in employment. I congratulate you on the fact that you evidently went into teaching because of the children, not summers and every holiday off. Many recent teachers are blatantly vocal about this little perk. Yes, perk. Kudos!

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 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!