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Subject:  Re: Strike....Finally! Date:  9/14/2012  4:36 PM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  9730 of 9947

Our last raise was in 1998-1999 after teachers marched on the capital.

http://ok.gov/sde/state-minimum-teacher-salary-schedule

Minumum salary for teachers by years of experience. Unless I am misreading this, you get a salary increase for every year of experience. Is the state website incorrect?

We don't have any benefits other than salary.

Really? Are you lying or just not informed about your own benefits?

https://www.ok.gov/TRS/bencalc/calculate.php

Here is a link to your TRS Pension Calculator. I just plugged in some random numbers.

A teacher making $50,000 a year over their last three years could retire at age 60* and get a lifetime pension of $3200 a month or $38,400 a year. If that person lives to age 90, they will receive over $1,100,000 in retirement income.

Yep, no benefits there at all. Just like Burger King.

Date of Birth: 08/01/1952
Date Joined: 08/01/1974
Accrued Sick Days: 40
Growth Factor: 0
Beneficiary Date of Birth:
Estimated Retirement Year: June 2013

June 2013 60 39 99 $3,200.00

*Yes, I am aware of the recent changes of HB 1010 and SB 377 but those changes apply mostly to brand new teachers and not those currently in the system.

No question, Oklahoma teachers are not as well off as teachers in many other states. I never suggested otherwise. In fact, I stated that Oklahoma teachers would love to have it as good as teachers in Chicago. But, to say you have no benefits is silly and grossly incorrect. Most of your private, four-year degree peers would love to have a pension even as good as the one to which you have access.



PS: But hey, I don't post facts. Per others here, I am just an ideologue so feel free to dismiss what I post or the links to official sites.
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