Monday, May 6, 2013

Buena Vista Michigan Teachers Agree To Work For Free As District Goes Broke

Buena Vista Michigan Teachers Agree To Work For Free As District Goes Broke:


Buena Vista Michigan Teachers Agree To Work For Free As District Goes Broke

A small school district in Michigan has run out of money to pay its teachers. But the school year isn't over until June 23.

The Buena Vista Education Association convened most of its 27 teachers on Monday for what some described as an emotional meeting. They voted to continue teaching, despite learning on Friday that the school district would be unable to pay their salaries starting in mid-May -- because it had run out of money.

What a way to ring in Teacher Appreciation Week.

The teachers voted to continue teaching because, as Joe Ann Nash, president of the teachers' union, put it: "We stick together." Nash teaches third grade. On Friday, her students asked her if she'd been fired. "I told them, look, the district doesn't have any money to pay us," she recalled. "They told me, wherever we go, they're going 

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