Beaver County State Lawmaker Co-Sponsors Bill to Eliminate “Ghost Teaching”

Legislation designed to ensure that those hired to teach in public schools actually spend their time educating students rather than working exclusively for their union has been introduced in Harrisburg. House Bill 1649 would close a loophole that allows “Ghost Teaching” in the School District of Philadelphia, where teachers take extended leave from classroom duties to do union work, while still earning full pay and benefits. Bill cosponsor Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) said that if Pennsylvania taxpayers are to be asked for more money to fund schools, the state should make sure that teachers are spending their time in the classroom and not in a union hall. Rep. Christiana will be a guest on Teleforum with Mike Romigh on Thursday’s show at 10:35 a.m.