Dear "New Deal Democrat",The taxpayers should pick up the tab on Pensions for Teachers!
There is something I think you should know. FDR, author of the New Deal was for private sector unions/worker rights but not at all for public sector unions like teacher's unions. He said this:
"All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service," he wrote. "It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management."
I guess then if you truly are New Deal Democrat then you can't be for what the unions have done in and to public education in America.