How to Fix California's Public Pension Crisis
This is the most serious need to revive the California economy. The general budget can not afford this nonsense. That warm fuzzy feeling towards a child's teacher is killing the state if it constantly results in voting at the ballot box to "fund education". Gratefulness for the teacher should be tied to an evaluation process where the teacher is rewarded for performance appreciated by the parents, administration and advancement of the student. It should not be based on longevity and the power of a union. The union does not care about students, as Al Shankar once pointed out:
When school children start paying union dues, that 's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.
Who was Albert Shankar? He was president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).