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What Do Teachers Make?


The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.
One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued,
"What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in
life was to become a teacher?"
To stress his point he said to another guest; "You were a teacher,
Jim. Be honest. What did you make?"

Jim, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied,
"You want to know what I make? (He paused for a second, then

"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
I make a C+ student feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make
them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental. You want to
know what I make?"

I make kids wonder.
I make them question.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.
I teach them to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding isn't
I make them read, read, read.
I make them show all their work in math.
They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.
I make my students from other countries learn everything they
need to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.
I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.
I make my students stand, placing their hand over their heart to say
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, One Nation Under God, because
we live in the United States of America.
Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they
were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.

Jim paused and then continued.
"Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me
knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay
no attention because they are ignorant....
You want to know what I make?
What do you make Mr. CEO?"



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Tier 6:

Be Happy you are retired…

• Increases employee contribution rates for new hires. Employees who make up to $45,000 will pay 3 percent. Employees who earn $45,000 to $55,000, will pay 3.5 percent; from $55,000 to $75,000, 4.5 percent; from $75,000 to $100,000, 5.75 percent and those earning $100,000 or more, 6 percent.

• Increases the retirement age to 63 for all public employees and penalizes those who retire before that age. For each year of retirement prior to 63, employee pension allowances will be permanently reduced by 6.5 percent. Cuomo had sought to increase retirement age to 65.

• Changes the pension multiplier to 1.75 percent for the first 20 years of service, and 2 percent starting in the 21st year. So an employee who works 30 years would get a pension worth 55 percent of Final Average Salary (FAS) under Tier 6, instead of 60 percent under Tier 5.

• Increases the time period for FAS calculation to five years, up from the current three.

• Eliminates lump sum payments of unused sick and vacation time for calculating FAS.

• Limits to two the number of employers that can be used for calculating retirement benefits.

• Limits how much overtime can be used to determine an employee's pension at $15,000 plus inflation for civilian and non-uniformed employees. Uniformed employees outside of New York City are capped at 15 percent of base pay.

• States that any income earned above the governor's salary (currently $179,000) will not be eligible for pension calculation under Tier 6.

• Limits by half, from 200 to 100, the number of sick and leave days that can be used for retirement service credit.

Adjustments to the SUNY/CUNY TIAA-CREF plan:

• New SUNY and CUNY employees who elect to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan will receive an employer contribution of 8 percent for the first seven years and 10 percent thereafter. Employee contributions will be based on the new employee contribution schedule for Tier 6 employees.

What was deleted:

  • the option of the 401(k) proposal for all but high-earner management employees.
  • keeping the years required to vest at 10 years lessening the impact on those who make up to $55,000.


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If you know of any colleague or family member who has passed away, please email me the Memorial information and I will email them to the general membership.

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