Fox News reported on the large pay increases the heads of the nation’s two largest teachers unions received last year after Michigan Capitol Confidential broke the story last week.

Michael Van Beek, director of education policy, told Fox News that the dollar amounts the union bosses receive isn’t as problematic as the process.

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“These compensation levels are not based on market demand,” he said. “They pay largely relies upon monopolistic collective bargaining privileges these unions enjoy, which forces school employees to financially support them. This is why transparency of these unions is so important.”


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