The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote last week about a Michigan-based group's billboard campaign aimed at criticizing teacher sick leave benefits and step increases in pay schedules with provocative slogans such as 'Did you get a raise for not dying this summer?' (a reference to step increases for years of service). Fordham Institute's Flypaper blog also takes note of the campaign.
Here's the description of the Education Action Group Foundation founder and vice-president from its Web page.
Kyle Olson, Vice President & Founder
Kyle is vice president of Education Action Group Foundation, a non-partisan non-profit organization with the goal of promoting sensible education reform and exposing those with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. He founded EAG in June of 2007.
He is happy to be in post-production of his first documentary film, titled, 'Kids Aren't Cars.'
He has appeared on Fox News' 'Glenn Beck Program,' 'Fox & Friends' and 'Your World with Neil Cavuto,' as well as 'Money Rocks,' 'America's Nightly Scoreboard' and 'Varney & Co.' on Fox Business Network. Kyle has given scores of interviews on talk radio programs coast to coast. His work has been cited by the Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Kyle is also the editor of NEAexposed.com and AFTexposed.com.
Kyle is a Contributor to BigGovernment.com, a website created by Andrew Breitbart.
Associated with the Mackinac Center and the heavily funded anti-union Union Facts organization in Washington D.C., the Education Action Group has been tasked with opposing unions in general and the MEA in specific on all fronts. Selling itself as a grass roots organization, EAG is in fact the effort of one person, Kyle Olson, a well connected Republican operative who attempts to inject himself into difficult bargaining situations across the state, especially those that involve either privatization or MESSA coverage.
This also was posted at the Akron Beacon Journal's education blog, First Bell at http://education.ohio.com