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Terri List says she would tell her students not to become a teacher in Michigan.

Why?

One of the reasons is because the Saginaw Township Community School District English teacher won’t be able to retire at age 47 as she has hoped.

List was highlighted by the Michigan Education Association as one of the critics of Senate Bill 1040, which would require public school employees to contribute at least 5 percent of their compensation to their retirement plan.

The MEA reported on its website: “Saginaw Township teacher Terry (sic) List had hoped to retire in the next three years when she was 47 years old. That wouldn’t be possible under SB 1040. List would have to work another 16 years to be eligible for health benefits.”

“By the time I’m 60, I would have put in 43 years of service, earning a salary at the top of the pay scale. How does that save the district money? You could hire two people for the cost of one and encourage young people to join the profession. Right now, I would not recommend to my pupils to become a teacher in Michigan.”

List didn’t respond to an email seeking comment.

According to the school’s most recent teacher’s contract, List earns between $70,000 and $80,000 a year depending upon her level of education. Factor in expected pay raises over the next 15 years and it’s likely List would make more than $90,000 by the time she retires, said Michael Van Beek, education policy director at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

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  1. Sadie

    April 20th, 2012

    Terry “put her on the shit” List.

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  2. Mark in Kansas

    April 20th, 2012

    Math and economics aren’t her strong suits. If she were allowed to retire and they indeed were able to hire two new people at her current salary, the obligation to pay her would not end. The net effect would then be to pay three people to do the work of two. She can retire at 63. There’s no good reason for the taxpayers of Michigan to pay her to do nothing for that extra sixteen years.

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  3. Jeff

    April 20th, 2012

    Will not be able to retire at age 47? Aaawww, poor baby. Since she is a highly educated person, I am sure she will be able to find sympathy: located between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.

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  4. Tim

    April 20th, 2012

    She’s doing nothing now but indoctrinating students in socialism and imbecility.

    Does she think she “works” for the UAW?

    The gall of that woman!

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  5. sileceal

    April 20th, 2012

    She was 17 when she started teaching?????

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  6. vizslak72

    April 20th, 2012

    Sileceal, you beat me to it. She must be a true genius to have graduated with at least a BS at 17. My guess is she got her PHD at 17 after graduating HS at 12, BS at 14, Ms at 16 and so on.
    She could have develped the cure for cancer had she not wanted to serve the children. For her exceptional generosity, she certainly deserves to retire at taspayer expense at 47. My god, how could we live without these enlightned paragons?

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  7. Goldenfoxx

    April 20th, 2012

    LOL! She’s got to work just like the rest of us – put in your time lady and quit your whining. You just learned a good lesson, teach your students there’s no free ride.

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  8. Reaganite Republican

    April 20th, 2012

    She can retire no problem, we’re just not going to pay her

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  9. fluffythewondercat

    April 20th, 2012

    C’mon, folks, a little empathy if you please.

    It’s really rough trying to figure out what to do with 3 months off every year.

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  10. LadyGun12

    April 20th, 2012

    Waaaah. I’ll never be able to retire, Terri. You asshole.

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  11. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    April 20th, 2012

    She better be glad she has a damn job at this point.

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  12. Billy Fuster

    April 20th, 2012

    Retire–what’s that?

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  13. Unslung Hero

    April 20th, 2012

    I really hate to break this to this “teacher’ but if she is ‘educated” at all the guy she has probably supported for prez has already queered her retirement………..

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  14. TooMuchTime

    April 20th, 2012

    According to the school’s most recent teacher’s contract, List earns between $70,000 and $80,000 a year depending upon her level of education. Factor in expected pay raises over the next 15 years and it’s likely List would make more than $90,000 by the time she retires.

    But I have been told by everyone that teachers are underpaid! Waaaaaaaa-aaaaaaa!

    I was walking into a store one day and some libtard was getting morons to sign his petition. The moron with the pen said, “Teachers need more money, they are so underpaid.”

    As I passed by I said, “No they’re not. They are some of the most highest paid professionals in the country.” He defended his statement and our “discussion” got pretty heated — the libturd with the petition took off running in the other direction. What a wuss. When I told the moron that there was a study that proved that teachers are well paid, he claimed there was no such study! I pulled out my phone and did a websearch right there. I held my phone so he could see the web page with the study. He just ignored it and went inside the store.

    First-hand experience of what we are up against. It’s difficult to get people to listen to the truth when they’ve been brainwashed by the very people that should have been teaching them the truth in the first place.

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  15. Drackxman

    April 21st, 2012

    The public school teachers who marched in Wisconsin last year fall into that salary range. What is not brought up in this story is the health care package teachers get. That’s about $30,000 a year. So if this dumb broad was in Wisconsin, she’d be around the $100,000 area.
    You can look this up. I did and was shocked. They are in the top 25 % of earners. They should all be taxed more as they preach to us.

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