The STRS currently has 6 board members that were placed there due to the funds and pressure of the OEA, clearly a majority of the 10-member board, at present. A representative for the State Treasurer has yet to be named to fill the final 11th seat.
The OEA/OFT have held the majority of seats forever. Those board members though probably well meaning are very unqualified to be making the decisions they are asked to make. Consequently, they have voted to go forward with most all proposals from the STRS staff, for far too many years now.
What this means is, there failure to stop the mismanagement and misspending has placed all of the STRS stakeholders in a real quagmire at present.
Now, the OEA cries foul. What a bunch of hypocrites!
I beg of each of you to stop simply supporting whomever the OEA/OFT tells you to vote for, when the STRS board seats are up for election. These people have not been able to do the job, because they do not have the background needed to make the tough decisions. These people have simply been handled by the STRS management and now we are all asked to pay the bill.