“No one going into public service expects to get rich. As a teacher, I do my job because I love helping young people find direction in life. Public employees can historically count on one guarantee: a reliable and safe retirement. We need highly qualified teachers with reasonable class loads that allow them time to engage every student. If Oregon further reduces PERS — especially while cutting school budgets — we should not expect qualified educators to stick around or for our schools to improve.” Oregonian, August 12, 2018.
Read more from Jeffery Fuller and what teachers like him would lose with more cuts to PERS.