When state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons referred to school employees as “pigs” and “hogs” during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on June 13, she might have expected some backlash — she probably didn’t expect to hear directly from one of her former teachers, however.
Lyons’ comments were directed toward the teachers, education support professionals and higher education staff who comprise MEA, as they requested changes to a bill dissolving the Buena Vista and Inkster school districts. School employees didn’t ask for much — they just wanted displaced employees in the dissolved districts to have the opportunity for employment in the receiving districts.
In response to MEA’s request to protect school employees, Lyons, chairwoman of the House Education Committee, said: “Pigs get fat — hogs get slaughtered.”
Thirteen days later, Lyons, a Republican from Alto, received the following letter from her agriscience teacher at Lowell High School: Read more…