Paul Scott, Jason Mancini, helping outsiders write Michigan law

For real. Check it —

Let’s start with Michelle Rhee, the horrid woman who started the horrid Students First organization.* She’s been trying to do away with teachers and tenure and public education for years. Things got a whole lot easier when Grand Blanc elected Paul Scott. From a Students First internal document:

Working with Rep. Scott, StudentsFirst has been successful in getting four bills introduced that address LIFO, mutual
consent, tenure and pave the way for upcoming legislation on evaluations and merit pay.

It’s important to understand that all four bills work TOGETHER and they are a precursor to upcoming legislation that will
completely change Michigan’s current evaluation process and establish merit pay. All of the bills are tie-barred to each
other so that none could go into effect unless the others were also enacted into law.

The four bills would revise Michigan’s Teacher Tenure Law, the Revised School Code, and the Public Employment
Relations Act to set new standards with the aim of ensuring more effective teaching.

The four bills are as follows:

• House Bill 4625 Sponsor: Rep. William Rogers
• House Bill 4626 Sponsor: Rep. Paul Scott
• House Bill 4627 Sponsor: Rep. Margaret O’Brien
• House Bill 4628 Sponsor: Rep Ken Yonker

The Students First document also mentions Republican House aid Jason Mancini, and thanks him personally because he “literally ran every amendment by me before deciding to allow it in committee. He also sent me multiple drafts of the bills during the drafting process.”

I’m especially interested in the “before deciding to allow it in committee” part. I don’t remember anyone electing Jason Mancini, do you? I don’t see his name on the list of Republican representatives. Why is he deciding on policy?

Oh I know, because the Republicans don’t care about democracy. They care about kochtopus.

If you want to find out why these Republicans are allowing the Koch brothers to write Michigan law, here’s how to get a hold of ‘em …

Paul Scott

William (Bill) Rogers

Margaret O’Brien

Ken Yonker

Jason Mancini

House Bill 4626

Worked directly with Students First to advance Rhee’s policy agenda

Sponsored Students First teacher discharge and demotion goals
House Bill 4625

Sponsored Students First anti-teacher tenure goals
House Bill 4627

Sponsored Students First anti-teacher placement goals
House Bill 4628

Sponsored Students First anti-collective bargaining goals
Provided legislative information to Students First and controlled access to committee

S-985 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI  48909

Phone: (517) 373-1780
Toll Free: (866) 989-5151
FAX: (866) 989-5810

S-1085 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI  48909

Phone: (517) 373-1784
Toll Free: (800) 295-0066
FAX: (517) 373-8957

N-995 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI  48909

Phone: (517) 373-1774
Toll Free: 877-347-8061

N-1091 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI  48909

Phone: (517) 373-0840
Toll Free: (888) 347-8072

Links —

Download the original internal pdf –

Many thanks to ..

Rhee First article on this subject –

Rhee First on Kochtopus –

Laura Clawson at DKos –

At the Chalk Face –


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  1. Snarky Anderson says:

    Paul Scott. Hmm. Isn't this the gentleman who preached abstinence until marriage for others but got one of his staffers pregnant? Yeah, that's him. Mr. Credibility.


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