Detroit Free Press columnist Stephen Henderson says Michigan needs the money that will come from the so-called 'edujobs' bill, but the state must also tackle the issue of school spending reform.

"Even more important, we're taking this money to retain teachers (an estimated 4,200) who are still not, on average, contributing near what they should be to their benefits packages," Henderson writes.

He cites as an example the research Mike Van Beek, education policy director, has done regarding the disproportionately low amount of money teachers contribute to their own health care premiums.


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