Since a 2011 law that imposed large and growing health care costs on public employees, many school employees have seen their paychecks decrease year after year as their health care costs have skyrocketed. Many have been forced to take second or third jobs. Even so, many are struggling to meet their basic obligations, as well as do things like save for their own children's college education. Some have even had to consider leaving the profession they love in order to support their families. It's hurting students and communities, and threatening the strength and success of our public schools. It's time to for the Legislature to fix the problem it created in 2011.
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