While Snyder has gotten his huge tax cut for businesses through the legislature on the backs of schools and retirees, there are still 25 or more horrible bills pendiing before the legislature. One series of bills now sitting in the House Education Committee would essentially make Michigan Schools "right to work".
Teachers would lose tenure. Firing could occur without cause.
Seniority could not be used in layoffs.
Merit pay would become the norm
Teachers unions would be forbidden to bargain evaluation and merit pay.
Laid off teachers would not be recalled if a building principal doesn't accept them.
Each of us has responsibility to raise awareness of this by writing letters to the editor of your favorite paper and fight directly by calling your legislators and letting them know that you're watching the Republican callus disregard for the people of Michigan!
If you did not vote in the 2010 election or worse yet you voted for Rick Snyder or one of the Republican Legislators in Michigan, you have a double or triple responsibility to take action and help undo the damage you've unleashed onto the people of this state!
Get involved today! Write! Fight! Get organized!
www.wearethepeoplemichigan.org if you need further help!
Steering Committee Jim