Senate bill aims to bust ‘ghost teachers’

By   /  March 14, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Also known as “release time” the practice allows teachers to do union work while still earning a public salary.

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Lawsuit takes aim at Allentown ‘ghost teachers’

By   /  February 24, 2016  /  Education, Labor, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The Allentown School District has paid more than $1.4 million for ghost teachers to work for full-time the local union.

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Taxpayers subsidize union politics of ‘ghost teachers’

By   /  February 17, 2016  /  Education, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers uses public employees to do political work.

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Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce a bill to bust ‘ghost teachers’

By   /  October 20, 2015  /  Education, PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Part 19 of 28 in the series Pennsylvania’s Ghost Teachers PHILADELPHIA — City schools are struggling to find teachers, but the district and local teachers union have an agreement that permits dozens of them to abandon their classrooms to go work for the union every year. As part of the contract between the School District […]

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Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce a bill to bust ‘ghost teachers’

By   /  October 20, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Philadelphia badly needs teachers, yet the local teachers union can pull dozens out of schools each year.

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Lawmakers plan to take on ‘ghost teachers’

By   /  September 11, 2015  /  Education, PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Part 17 of 28 in the series Pennsylvania’s Ghost Teachers Two Pennsylvania lawmakers want to exorcise public school districts of so-called “ghost teachers,” who do union work on school time. Reps. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, and Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, will co-sponsor a bill this fall that would end the practice of allowing teachers to leave the […]

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