Teacher Contracts Under Scrutiny

Teacher contracts are coming under greater scrutiny as Gov. Jennifer Granholm and the Michigan Legislature continue to create overspending crises that mean fewer dollars going to public schools.

"Most people probably don't have a good idea of what the pay and benefits of school employees are," Jack McHugh, senior legislative analyst, told WLNS-TV6 in Lansing.

Mike Van Beek, director of education policy, has examined school employee benefits and has been analyzing teacher contracts from around Michigan, including East Lansing, Fruitport, Jackson Western and Walled Lake.

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