It is beyond remarkable what the Republicans in
Lansing are doing and I
am almost never surprised by how counter-intuitive or irrational the
legislation they are offering is. But House
Bill 4265 really took me on a mental trip down the rabbit hole. I have no
idea what color of pill I should be taking.
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This bill offered by Rep. Pete Lund (
) and cosponsored
by TWELVE other Republicans would amend criteria for establishment of compensation
levels or adjustments in school districts including charter schools and intermediate
schools. It would actually prohibit schools from using “length of service”
or “achievement of advanced degrees” as a factor in compensation. R-Shelby
Rushing into Committee to testify in favor of this bill were the usual cast of Public Education hate groups: Students First, The Great Lakes Education Project, and the Chamber of Commerce. No less than fifteen well-regarded groups testified in opposition to this bill. So naturally, it came out of Committee today with a positive recommendation.