Social Security is a tax, not a pension plan.<quoted text>Matter of logic, Hawley: we're paying approximately 13% into STRS; we do not pay an additional 7% into SS because we are not allowed to add SS benefits to STRS at retirement. Other jobs outside the system, e.g., running the pool, summer theatre, etc., SS are paid, but will not be collected. We may also have private 401Ks and annuities at our discretion. Not all states are the same. Do yourself a favor and try to LEARN something before you make a further ass or yourself with your assumptions.
Teachers should be required to pay into Social Security and be allowed to collect both pension benefits and Social Security.
There is no logic to support teachers evading this onerous tax.