Saturday, October 27, 2007

RH Jones: Teachers unimportant in the lives of children?

From RH Jones, October 26, 2007
Subject: Unimportant in the lives of children?
To all:
Concerning the majority vote of the OSBA, they must feel that teachers are unimportant in the lives of their children. Otherwise, they would have supported HB 315. Outside of God, and the parents themselves, teachers are the most important positive influence in a child’s life. Therefore, a reasonable person would conclude that they provide a decent health care (HC) package for teachers in their retirement.
The OSBA acted without regard to inflation that the STRS of Ohio contends with in trying to offer retiree HC. And there is declining enrollment in Ohio’s education colleges. It is time that the OSBA woke up and rewarded their professional staffs with the modest 2.5% employer contribution offered in HB 315. It has been long overdue.
RHJones, A retired STRS member & a very proud CORE member
Larry KehresMount Union Collge
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