Townhall mentions Trey Kovacs's report on the practice known as release time and its cost to taxpayers.
The abuse of “ghost teachers” in Philadelphia is especially egregious, but taxpayers everywhere should be spooked because the entire country is haunted. “Release time,” as the practice is often called, is a standard operating procedure for public unions across the country. According to an estimate from Trey Kovacs, a policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, release time has sapped about $1 billion from the federal government since 1998, and that’s not counting state and local governments, where lawmakers are often only too happy to let unions keep up their lobbying.
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