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Teacher pensions

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In NY, 50% of the school budget goes to pensions averaging $67,500 a year - $5625 a month - not subject to state or city taxes. (Average Social Security benefit? Less than $1400 a month.)
Teachers work 180 days a year - vs 260 for the rest of us - retire at age 55 after only 25 years of work and their perks include near-free healthcare for them and their families for life. Sorry, New York taxpayers, you will have to work until you are 70 to pay for this and, sorry, kiddies, nothing left for you either!

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Re: Teacher pensions

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Teachers obviously hold a key role in American society. While our schools are behind other countries (and there are many reasons for that), the point being we need a strong educational system and teachers. So if they get a decent pension, so be it. As many are underpaid for their entire career. Teachers in the south can make 30K per year....that is horrible.
Pebbles Merriweather wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:18 pm
In NY, 50% of the school budget goes to pensions averaging $67,500 a year - $5625 a month - not subject to state or city taxes. (Average Social Security benefit? Less than $1400 a month.)
Teachers work 180 days a year - vs 260 for the rest of us - retire at age 55 after only 25 years of work and their perks include near-free healthcare for them and their families for life. Sorry, New York taxpayers, you will have to work until you are 70 to pay for this and, sorry, kiddies, nothing left for you either!

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