[QUOTE=southparkcpa;4255047]Yet those backing the education unions dont see a problem. The education dollars in this country make early retirees of school teachers all over the country yet the system is so failing.
Went to Stone Harbor NJ over the summer and chartered a small boat. It was owned by a 55 year old former NJ school teacher. Put in 25 years and was collecting a nice fat pension (his words), health insurance and now simply sails his boat. I don't know any job that can provide that except government ......[/QUOTE]
There are a few problems with this issue. Government jobs were once considered "working class jobs". The unions and democrats continue to brainwash people in to believing this garbage. These folks have been getting one over on the country for years. The solution is to abolish defined benefit pensions in the public sector. Those workers should get the same defined contribution pensions that the rest of us get. Right now it's harder to get a teaching job in NYS then it is to get a trading job on Wall Street. Next lets reclassify the term working class to actually cover the "working class". These are the tradesmen, factory workers, construction workers of the country that are the bulk of the unemployed. They have high school educations. Those are the folks that can't find work in their fields of choice.