Look at the numbers and statistics. This has nothing to do with the MEA, it is an outright attack on our state's children!!!
OK. Here are some numbers and statistics. The typical annual cost of health care for a public school employee is about $15,000 regardless of whether it is for an individual or a family. The cost of a BCBS health care plan for a family in my business is about $8,000. The number one insurer of teachers is MESSA which is owned by the MEA. How can you possibly believe this has nothing to do with the MEA?
If you're so worried about the education of our children why don't you consider accepting a benefit plan that is comparable to what the private sector has? I'm sick and tired of this self centered babble. I have children in the public school system too and I know darn well that this system is not directed by what is best for our kids, it is directed by what is best for the employees. Any business that uses that model will fail! I've had to put up with my daughter getting a math teacher who can't teach and when enough parents complained they moved him up to high school so she got him again!
And don't even go down the road that I just hate teachers. Most of them are good people and good educators but this system is broken and short of competition, which no teacher even wants to consider, the only way to fix it is to intervene at an executive level. And speaking of executives, the schools are way too top heavy too with way too many administrators. There are plenty of areas to cut costs, it just needs to be done.