Analysis and commentary by Education Policy Director Michael Van Beek figured prominently into media coverage of teacher salaries and health care recently.

His work on the Michigan School District Health Insurance database was cited in The Bay City Times in a story about Bay City Public Schools administrators agreeing to contribute to the cost of their own health insurance premiums. Teachers in the district contribute nothing toward that cost. The same is true for teachers in the East Lansing schools, according to a commentary in the Lansing State Journal. Teachers in both districts are in contract negotiations. Current contracts for those and every other district in Michigan can be found here.

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Van Beek's commentary on average teacher salaries in Michigan was reprinted by the Michigan Examiner.

UPDATE: Van Beek also wrote about the issue in an Op-Ed today in the Midland Daily News.

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