Next month, voters in Michigan will be weighing in on a bill
that an education watchdog group says could elevate union contracts
above the law.
Kyle Olson of the Education Action Group (EAG) says Proposal 2
could include a provision that states union contracts must be kept
secret, which would exempt them from the Freedom of Information
"It gives collective bargaining the authority to
trump state law, which is something that at least we have never
seen before," Olson states.
His hope is that as the public becomes more aware of what Prop.
2 includes, its support will continue to slide.
"There was a poll recently done, it was probably two weeks ago
now, that showed that … 48 percent actually supported the
initiative," the EAG spokesman cites. "So, it has real problems,
and my guess is as more people find out, its support will continue
Olson adds that if Prop. 2 were to pass, it would be possible
for public schools to get away with all types of waste and