Educator pensions and retirement security

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All educators deserve the ability to retire with financial security.

Pensions provide educators with a guaranteed, reliable source of income in retirement. They are also a tool to attract and retain qualified, experienced educators to the profession.  

Minnesota’s school staffing shortage was already a growing problem before COVID-19 hit, but now it’s at crisis levels. We need competitive compensation packages that attract the best educators to the profession and keep them in our schools. The Minnesota Legislature needs to examine the breadth of options available to make teaching attractive. That includes enhanced retirement benefits that recognize and reward teachers’ hard work on behalf of students.

In order to defend and improve educator pensions in Minnesota, we must work to elect officials who believe in strong pensions, tell them what educators need and get them to take action at the Legislature. 

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