CFFR’s Marcia Fritz: Fix pensions and we won’t have to fire teachers

California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility President Marcia Fritz: California taxpayers would save billions of dollars that would flow to public schools, community colleges and universities if state and local public employees retired with benefits comparable to those provided to employees … Continue reading

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CFFR’s Maria Fritz: Want to save schools? Fix pension systems

Marcia Fritz, a certified public accountant, is president of the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility. The recession deserves most – but not all – of the blame for the 1,200 layoff notices mailed to Sacramento area teachers this year. You … Continue reading

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NY Times: California Teacher Pensions Fall Short of Other Public Workers

As states and cities debate whether benefits can or should be cut back for public workers, a new study suggests some of those workers have a lot more to fight for than others. The study found that public school teachers’ … Continue reading

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Gates Says Benefits Costs Hit Schools

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates will step into the national debate over state budgets Thursday with a call for states to rethink their health care and pension systems, which he says stifle funding for public schools. Mr. Gates in an interview … Continue reading

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