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Pension changes would hurt teachers, union leaders say



Florida's teachers union held a press conference Thursday to blast proposed changes to the state’s retirement system, our friends at The Buzz are reporting.

Florida Education Association President Andy Ford and Vice President Joanne McCall said pension proposals would deprive teachers of their nest egg. They said such proposals – along with merit pay and changes to the teacher evaluation system – make it difficult to recruit and retain good teachers.

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[Last modified: Friday, March 29, 2013 5:30pm]


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