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2018-01-26 Home Front: Culture Wars
The Pension Crisis Is Starting to Hit Home. School Choice Might Be the Only Answer
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-01-26 07:28|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6473 views ]  Top

#1 Illinois is sadly not the only state where voters are being hit with revenue surcharges or deprived of essential services.

Zimbabwe on the Wabash.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-01-26 07:39||   2018-01-26 07:39|| Front Page Top

#2 what K‐12 student services they would be willing to sacrifice to sustain the benefits promised to retired teachers.

This has been predicted for years — unkeepable promises can’t be kept. That they never should have been made is a legitimate complaint for those depending on them, but there it is. The choice will soon enough become accepting less or getting nothing at all from bankrupt communities.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-01-26 10:40||   2018-01-26 10:40|| Front Page Top

#3 For teachers, its amazing they lacked the understanding of 1)over farming the (taxpayer) land and simple understanding of human nature written 2500 years ago 2) don't kill the golden goose.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-01-26 10:51||   2018-01-26 10:51|| Front Page Top

#4 With the market going gangbusters I wonder what WS firm is bleeding the union pension plan?
Posted by Skidmark 2018-01-26 11:03||   2018-01-26 11:03|| Front Page Top

#5 simple understanding of human nature is now lacking across most levels of our society, to the point where we now have a mass culture promoting insanity and delusions. We have developed many ways to promote human health & happiness since WWII, but the vast majority seem to be hell-bent on lunacy and social breakdown.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2018-01-26 12:44||   2018-01-26 12:44|| Front Page Top

#6 Since the US Constitution includes: no state shall pass a "Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts", all those non-federal promises which constitute the "pension crisis" cannot be retroactively changed. We are stuck with them. Offering up school choice as the "only answer" - in this context - is utter nonsense.
The real fun begins when judges start imposing taxes and fees - on their own - to meet these ironclad and inescapable promises made by irresponsible local & state authorities. Maybe Illinois will start taxing every semi that crosses their border, and every air passenger who touches down at O'Hare. You ain't seen nothing yet!
Public information and discussion of this issue hasn't even reached the level of misinformation.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2018-01-26 12:51||   2018-01-26 12:51|| Front Page Top

#7 The real fun begins when judges start imposing taxes and fees

Yep, and they'll learn what Charles I found out about being unelected and sitting for life meant when the power of purse resides solely in the authority of the house of the people.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-01-26 16:05||   2018-01-26 16:05|| Front Page Top

#8 Private schools don't have to provide for special ed kids, who are far more expensive to educate/attend. That's the standard excuse for why public schools cost so much more than private, per student. I don't believe it's the whole story, and would like to see the costs split out for comparison.
Posted by Glenmore 2018-01-26 17:17||   2018-01-26 17:17|| Front Page Top

#9 Private schools don't have to provide for special ed kids lots of administration or continuous outside testing to verify QA. Of course that may be why public schools need more administrators, to 'revise' tests answers to avoid real measurements.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-01-26 18:50||   2018-01-26 18:50|| Front Page Top

#10 By the way.... How is Greece doing nowdays?
Posted by CrazyFool 2018-01-26 23:03||   2018-01-26 23:03|| Front Page Top

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