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Last updated 6/21/2007 at Noon
While I applaud Governor Schwarzenegger’s initiative to entice retiring scientists and engineers into teaching, Congress still has not removed the penalties educators face upon retirement. Educators who have paid into Social Security via “private sector” employment do not receive benefits they have earned. They face penalties via the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), which are laws at this time.
Educators who either entered the teaching profession as a “second career” – just as the Governor is proposing now – or who worked a second...