Paid Not To Teach

Official time allows union officials to collect teacher salaries but not to teach.  Teacher union officials are increasing their power through this scheme, which has been enshrined in monopoly bargaining contracts, and paid for by the taxpayer.  Scott Reeder writes about Illinois teacher union officials’ official time on Illinois News Network.

Imagine paying a teacher $141,105 not to teach.

Pam Turriff is an elementary school teacher by training and she collects a six-figure salary plus benefits from the St. Charles School District.

But instead of teaching, her full-time job is to be president of the local teachers union. But it is taxpayers — not union members — who pay her salary.