Maine school leaders say Obamacare may cause financial hardships

By Jason on Monday, October 15th, 2012 in Spending, Unions No Comments

Facebook Twitter RedditBy Ben Velderman PHILLIPS, Maine – The economic downturn that began in 2008 sent many of the nation’s school districts into a financial tailspin. Less economic activity led to smaller streams of tax revenue for schools, which has resulted in mass teacher layoffs, larger class sizes and painful cuts to student programs.

Teachers union rides first class on Philadelphia schools’ gravy train

By Jason on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 in Commentary, Exclusive Reports, Spending, Unions No Comments

Facebook Twitter RedditBy Kyle Olson      PHILADELPHIA – Every pay period, the Philadelphia school district puts $155 per union member into a special fund that helps educators pay their personal legal bills, which includes everything from routine personal legal advice to estate planning.