Skorup Quoted on Release Time

Release time costs public schools millions each year

For the past several years, the Mackinac Center has written about policies written into school contracts that allow teachers to work for the union full- or part-time, despite being paid with public funds. Research conducted in 2011 showed that release time cost tax payers over $2.7 million.

Now the legislature is considering a bill that would end publicly funded release time. Senate Bill 280 would still allow teachers to conduct union business, but would require the union to pay for time spent on union business.

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Jarrett Skorup, a policy analyst at the Mackinac Center, discussed the bill in a June 26 article at the Daily Caller.

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