A very strong Press Enterprise editorial on real school tax reform – i.e. controlling costs:
- Enact a Taxpayer Protection Act that would limit increases in state spending to the rate of inflation.
- Take away the right of the teachers unions to threaten communities with strikes.
- Repeal the Compulsory Union Act of 1988, the law that gave unions in Pennsylvania the power to compel dues or fee payments from employees as a condition of employment.
- Exempt school districts from Pennsylvania’s “prevailing wage” law, which requires that contractors on government-funded projects be paid artificially inflated, above-market union wages.