A wave of school closures have swept Kentucky as teachers across the state, frustrated by a controversial pension reform bill passed Thursday night, requested substitutes or called in sick.

    Republicans in control of the Kentucky House and Senate unveiled — and zipped through to final passage — a new version of a controversial pension reform bill that does not include any reduction in annual cost-of-living increases for retired teachers. And it will not change how long current teachers must work before being eligible for full retirement benefits.

Not statewide.


johnnyFive:

Still, I'm glad this is becoming a thing. Some states have been kicking the can down the road on education for quite awhile, and then they wonder why their economies collapse. The legislatures clearly aren't going to solve it, so sadly teachers have to.


posted by keifermiller: 56 days ago