CORRECTION: THE LEGISLATION PASSED TO CUT TO PENSIONS IN CHICAGO WAS FOR NON-TEACHING EMPLOYEES (such as paraprofessionals).
I apologize for my error.
Read the Tribune article HERE and Karen Lewis’ statement HERE.
In spite of state and federal constitutional protections, active teachers will pay more into their pension funds (going from 9.4% of gross income to 11.4%) they are assured will not be there for them when they retire. Retired teachers will also be pillaged in the latest Corporate Education Reform attacks against scapegoated teachers and all things related to public schools.
THERE ARE NO PARTY POLITICS INVOLVED. This ALEC driven, Tea Party plan was introduced by Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel and passed by the supermajority Democrats under Illinois Speaker of the House Mike Madigan and supermajority…
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