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Teacher pension debt undermines public education in Georgia

DECEMBER 7, 2018 | by Evgenia Sidorova | REASON

“Georgia’s students deserve fiscally responsible public education management, but chronic underfunding of teachers’ pensions is putting that at risk. Over the past three years alone, legislators had to reroute over $600 million away from other budget priorities to make additional payments into the state’s retirement system for teachers. … 'The provision of an adequate public education for the citizens shall be a primary obligation of the State of Georgia,” Georgia’s Constitution states.'” 

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