As a teacher I think I understand your feelings. It's so easy for critics to raise up straw men our outliers to use as an excuse to criticize not only teachers but other public employees. It still have people around me who think I retired on the same deal their aunt Bertha got 35 years ago in another state - 100% of salary, a generous COLA, and fully paid Cadillac medical plan. Even if their aunt Bertha really got such a deal they are not available to most of us today. Of course, my 'deal' is not even close.
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