A fantastic read about a broken system. MPSERS must be reformed.

It’s becoming a tired drumbeat, but if you want to know what’s crippling traditional public schools, the answer is relatively simple: legacy costs.

How many times have we heard that before? Struggling cities, the automakers and many other entities all have the same refrain about the difficulty of managing expenses while paying the appropriate amount into their pension funds and keeping up with the promises they made in the past to cover retirees’ health expenses each year.

But the weight of the problem is now landing like a load of bricks on school districts. Because of the way their financing is structured, schools provide a very clear demonstration of the problem — and the way elected officials in Lansing are contributing to it.

Click here for the full article at the Detroit Free Press.

One thought on “A fantastic read about a broken system. MPSERS must be reformed.

  1. Harold Swift, Ph.D. says:

    The system is broken due to people in leadership positions from the state government to local school boards, with no background or experience in education, making narrow-minded decisions supposedly in the best interest of the collective whole.

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