AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Missouri State Teachers Assoc.
As for pay and benefits, people don't realize how different they are form state to state and sometimes school to school. Missouri is one of the lowest paying states. Insurance varies from school to school. The insurance at my school is not good and if I chose to use it, I would be the only one paid for. Our retirement is deducted from our salary and Missouri teachers don't draw social security.
~Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
~I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.
~If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
I also found that the size of classes there are as a whole good .. with a large majority of them being 14 or under per teachers, but was kind of confused because when you found one higher .. it seems to be and extreme number .. (upper 20's) thankfully they seemed far and few between.
As to the cut you took … I could find nothing where teachers salaries were cut .. .except for that getting extra pay for teaching a 6h class during your day. Or have I just missed something ? I also found where they haven't denied the raise for the 2011/2012 year … if not at least that is a good thing ..
I see no reason why your retirement account can't be more like the private corporations that match funds up to a percentage of what you put towards your towards you retirement .. .to me that is fair . .and encourages you to put all you can of your money towards retirement as well .
One last thing .. I found this .. not sure if this includes your district or not .. but sure shows how a system can be abused .. Newspaper: Mo. Teachers pension fund officials living it up - Columbia Missourian