This week: NY educators arrested at protests, CA faculty vote to strike, the MA retirement health care fight and a video look back at IL Gov Rauner’s tumultuous first year.
This week: IL retirement, MI’s higher education conference, MA charters and NJ’s new teacher leader certification endorsement.
This week we talk about school administrators calling for a stop to charter expansions in Wisconsin, the pension fight in Illinois, Alliance districts in Connecticut and educators in Vallejo, California donating supplies to help 2,000 students.
The Strengthening Social Security Act would fix the benefit formula, increase COLA and ensure the long-term sustainability of the fund.
This week we talk about Franklin County in Florida defeating a 19.5% pay cut, the early retirement option changes in Illinois, and feature articles from our Connecticut affiliate on the six month anniversary of Sandy Hook and a piece from Senator Tim Cullen on the recent voucher expansion in Wisconsin.
New legislation would repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), which penalize people who have dedicated their lives to public service by taking away benefits they have EARNED.
Many retired educators, firefighters and police officers have found themselves asking a simple question, “Why can’t I get the benefits I’ve earned?”
This week we talk about the launch of FEA’s texting alert system, the proposed constitutional amendment in IL that would require a 3/5 majority to increase benefits under public pension or retirement plans, a new radio series on education funding in CO and proposed legislation in New Jersey to address shortages of math and science teachers.
“We did not go into this profession to become rich, but we did not join the profession with the knowledge that we would have to go on food stamps.” Student-MEA President Gary Scott
This week we talk about Pennsvlyania Gov Corbett’s plan for financially distressed schools that attacks collective bargaining, teachers lobbying in New York to make the case for teacher privacy in evaluations and pension legislation that was just passed in Ohio and is moving through the legislature in Illinois.