Illinois Teacher Union Lobbyist Cashes in on Official Time

A prime example of why union official time, and why it should be abolished,  follows.  Union official time, so called because union officials can collect the same benefits as teachers in the classroom even if they spend most of the time they are supposed to be in the classroom doing union business.   Aaron Mak has the story on

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled last week that a lobbyist for a teachers’ union was entitled to a public pension, potentially worth more than $1 million over his lifetime, after working just one day as a substitute for a middle school history class. How was that possible? Could anyone go work as a substitute teacher for a day in Illinois and get a pension?