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IRTA: These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA*) has researched and listed the cumulative assaults on America’s responsibilities to its citizens by President Trump’s White House. These are obvious attempts to dismantle the social programs that people need to live full, productive … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer: “This proposal would devastate retirees and their surviving spouses.”

Cities and state politicians have simply refused to pay their legally required pension obligations for decades. They have borrowed from and/or created bonds based on pension systems. By continued underfunding (theft by taking owed money and giving it to others) … Continue reading

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Dark Money, Betsy DeVos, Blackwater, Lamar Alexander, Erik Prince and our children

  CONNECT THE DOTS. Jane Mayer in her 2016 New York Times bestseller, Dark Money, intersperses the DeVos family scandals from page 15 to page 360. Yes, Betsy Prince DeVos, the prospective Secretary of Education, is the sister of Erik … Continue reading

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(D) (R) “Make Illinois Great Again”: Lies, Theft, and Posturing

Illinois is a microcosm of every state. The austerity programs in the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world are insane behaviors. The wealthiest is the poorest? This is lunacy. Yet we are all exposed to this schizophrenic magical … Continue reading

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Glen Brown: “We live in a country where public schools are for sale.”

Glen has much more to say. Glen Brown is a friend, poet, adjunct college instructor, retired high school teacher, and fellow blogger. Glen gives voice to many educational realities; he shares these in his blog and in other social networking … Continue reading

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PARCC Threatens and Censors Teachers

Why would a foreign company threaten a teacher and censor social networking regarding tests administered to children all across America? These tests determine which children and schools are losers. They determine teacher ratings and are used to fire teachers. They … Continue reading

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TEACHERS – PUERTO RICO – WAGE THEFT – CHICAGO – PENSIONS – ILLINOIS – CALIFORNIA – etc.

While viewing John Oliver’s show about the financial onslaught in Puerto Rico by vulture capitalists such as hedge fund managers, crisis investors, giant banks and other economic slaughter masters, suddenly the words blurred. Instead of Puerto Rico, the words became … Continue reading

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The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) visits Florida retired teachers

The Little Giant that began the legal suit to the Illinois Supreme Court that successfully defended the constitutional rights of retired Illinois teachers’ pensions met with those retirees who presently live in Florida. I attended the Sarasota meeting in mid-February, … Continue reading

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Who is stealing from teachers? Sh-h-h. It’s a trade secret.

After several years of being made to seem like another crazy “conspiracy theory” by corporate media coverage of teacher pension theft, the pension theft pattern has emerged into the open. There can no longer be a conspiracy (secret plan of … Continue reading

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Why did retired teacher Roberta Rebb die the Sunday before Christmas?

Roberta Rebb was a genuinely good person and an excellent teacher who had taken early retirement for health reasons. Most people ask how old she was or what disease she died from. It is most important in Roberta’s life to … Continue reading

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