Teacher upset she can’t retire at 47

Teacher upset she can’t retire at 47

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Tom Gantert

Human Events

MEA member says reform bill calling for teachers to contribute minimally to retirement is unfair.

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


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.

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