Posts tagged "teacher"

We Support Our Teachers - You Should Too!

We Support Our Teachers - You Should Too!
Last week, we released a video to inform suburban and downstate teachers in Illinois that their pensions are at risk. As you know, there are two sides to every story, and we felt it was important that teachers hear some of the facts that their leaders and others are not telling them. As you can... Read more »

A Message to Teachers: the Truth about your Pension

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Illinois is Broke – $140 BILLION in debt – and if you’re a teacher its bad news for you. It’s basic math. There is not enough money to pay benefits to current retirees, much less you. That money being deducted from your pay check each month is going to pay benefits to current retirees. So... Read more »

A Message from CPS teacher, Nate: Save my classroom

My name is Nate, and I’m a teacher in a Chicago Public School. I love my job. No matter how long or hard I have to work, it’s always worth it to see my students learn and grow. But our massive pension debt — more than $100 billion and rising — is sucking money away... Read more »
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Illinois Budget News: May 13

Illinois’ $3.7 billion dollar pension payment is causing problems everywhere you look. Legislators first decided they wouldn’t even make the payment, which would cost our children and grandchildren up to $40 billion according to actuaries, says Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford. Yesterday, Governor Quinn said borrowing should be part of a state budget compromise: “For those... Read more »