Skip to comments.3,000 Retired Educators Take Home Six-Figure Pensions (California, of course)
Posted on 09/20/2009 5:01:29 PM PDT by ditchdigger
Retired Capistrano Unified School District Superintendent James A. Fleming could face jail if convicted on a felony indictment charging him with using school resources to track his political enemies.
But that won't stop his public pensions from rolling in. Fleming collects $141,331 a year in California state teacher retirement funds, on top of the $64,068 pension he collects from working 27 years in Florida. Even if convicted on the 2007 charges, both his pensions will remain untouched.
Fleming is one of 3,090 educators in the California State Teachers' Retirement System who make at least $100,000 a year in taxpayer-guaranteed public pensions, according to a CalSTRS database obtained under the state Public Records Act...
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Wow Kimberly...decades working in their chosen career?
Decades, Decades, except most of June, all of July and August and several other weeks during the ‘school year’. Otherwise, Decades. Here in Massachusetts, we are not hurting for people who are looking to teach (aside from the math & sciences).
The word is TEACHERS!
Indeed...this seems contrary to the accepted and promulgated meme of “the underpaid teacher.”
How can someone work 27 years in Florida and retire with a pension from there, then go to work in California and work enough years to to build up an even bigger retirement from that state? It does not seem possible?
Any word from obamma on these guys making too much in pensions? Has the pay czar started an investigation?
Oh no no no. Not enough school buses to throw them under.
About, hmmm, maybe 1000 people every 24 hours are waking up. They are waking up to the fundamental lies which have kept humanity enslaved for thousands of years. The old order is passing away...and they are wetting themselves in terror.
Looking at in a realistic light, they spent decades because they couldn't be fired!
This is a retired Capistrano Unified School District Superintendent. It would not surprise me if he has never been in a classroom.
Hate teachers, if you want to. Hate unions, if you want to. To me, this is a very creepy idea. Don't forget how greedy the government got once so-called drug-related property confiscations became "legal," allowing such confiscations without due process!
Defund ACORN, next, defund public education (socialized indoctrination).
Maybe not in California.
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The brouhaha came because he used the school’s internet system, contrary to the rules, to fight a political enemy.
I can’t possibly see that doing away with his pension if he otherwise did the job OK. But there doesn’t even look like there was a slap on the wrist for him here.
I don't have a clue as to what you mean by those statements.
I have no doubt that you don't either.
'Twas a mere gum flapping exercise, no doubt.
But I'm sure that you feel much better after having said it.
Anyway, newbie, welcome to FR.....and Salute!
the concept of a pension doesn’t even exist in my field (software). yet, i am supposed to continue paying these clowns even if they aren’t working??
sounds a lot like congress
Actually pension double-dipping is more common than you might realize.
A lot of these superintendent level educators make big bucks and negotiate very lucrative deals for benefits and retirements. State university major domos also have some outrageous deals.
As my Dad used to sarcastically say, “nothing’s too good for the taxpayers”
Well, there should at least be a clause in there that if you commit a serious crime you forfeit the pension! That one clause alone would probably save the taxpayers of CA a pretty penny.
Trying to imagine where this state wastes money would be mind boggling. I'd guess that something slightly less than half of the budget is Acornian and represents an investment in 'people' with zero impact on infrustructure.
I could be wrong, it could be much larger than that and it is appropriate to sight the lack of major projects being undertaken as a sign of such. Filling wallets with money takes presidence over building a dam and filling it with water, don't cha know.
What about the ex-cop Peterson who murdered his wife? Should he collect his 72K per year pension in prison?
And they’ve done such a bang-up job too, haven’t they? They should be paying the American public back.
I have no doubt that you don't either.
If you don't understand something, the most dangerous and least productive path to take is to assume it is meaningless.
Never make the assumption that everyone is as ignorant of the same things you are, my FRiend. And thanks for the half-hearted welcome.
“Don’t forget how greedy the government got once so-called drug-related property confiscations became “legal,” allowing such confiscations without due process!”
They don’t do nearly enough of it!
Americans can no longer afford these government tax paid life styles and wages of fire fighters, teachers, city councilmen, mayors, governors, congress members, cops, and all the other millions of government employees. It's crushing America as government clings to the backs of tax payers.
To compound this subversion of our system, the things government is supposed to do, like secure our borders and protect our sovereignty, it refuses to do, while at the same time forcing the people to pay for this epic lawless violence and chaos.
Those that can't do, live quite well in their reclining years.