Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stupidity In Action

How stupid can the Michigan Senate be?  When SB 1040 was written (and co-sponsored by Sen. Howard Walker),  one of the provisions in the bill stated that in order for teachers to avoid all the changes that would take place in the current pension program, they would have to retire by May 31st of this year!  The politicians did not realize that the school year for most districts doesn't end until June.  That would put schools in chaos with teachers retiring before the end of the school year.  Oops!  When MEA a lobbyists pointed that out to the Senate, they quickly came up with an amendment to the original bill to move the retirement date to July 1st.  This goes to show how little these guys know about education and schools in general.  If it wasn't such a serious issue, it would be comical.

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