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  •  Talk abot "wrong arguments"! (6+ / 0-)

    Where on earth did you find a school system where you can retire after 20 years and get 70 percent of your salary? I think a lot of people would like to know about that. And just like the rest of us, few teachers anymore pay nothing out of pocket for health care. There was a time when that was true of most workers but it's gone away for virtually all.

    Jennifer Brunner for Governor of Ohio 2014

    by anastasia p on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 11:32:16 AM PST

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    •  The internet is a powerful tool (0+ / 0-)

      I live in NY and it boggles my mind that a public educator can retire with a pension of over 300K/year

      Probably not a good idea to mention is name, but the citizens of Commack, NY are on the hook for this

      •  Where are you getting your info? (1+ / 0-)
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        I looked at your link, typed "teacher" in the Position field, and resorted by salary. The highest paid teacher in the database was making $165K, which is a goodly amount, to be sure. On the other end of the scale, though, once we weed out the PTers and assistants, we see teachers making in the $40s and $50s. This sounds like a reasonable distribution of pay to me, but even if you disagree with that assessment, your boggled mind is causing you severe mathematical issues--nobody on this list is retiring with a pension anywhere close to your magical $300K mark, and even at 100% of salary (which incredibly few, if any, people can attain), only 5 out of the 900+ teachers would get 1/2 that.
        Try again.

    •  most teachers pay out of pocket (0+ / 0-)

      for that which their schools and the parents don't provide.

      As a husband of one, I know where my $ go to, and it's not just paying out bills, but paying the school's bills too.  I am so F'n sick of having my money go to her f'n classes and those little free-loading rugrats and their free-loading parents, and the free-loading admin, and those free-loading politicians.

      If you have kids, everyone who does not, is helping to foot Y'alls bills.

      Keep complain'n but please pay for for your own damn vouchers and do not bother the rest of us.

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