To the Editor:
Much has been written lately backing the Teachers Retirement System. It is written in the Illinois Constitution that these benefits may not be reduced. Too bad they didn’t include the pension of those who worked at United Airlines before their bankruptcy. Or those countless others who, because of some failure in their organization, saw a reduction of benefits.
I, personally, am tired of hearing about the sacrifices that educators have made while working short hours for good pay and benefits. I knew one local history department chairman who bragged of only instructing one class a day. Seems a student-teacher took care of the others. He certainly had a chance to pursue work in the private sector, but instead chose the security of teaching. And don’t even get me started on tenure!
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