Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Loss of Pension

That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight
Losing my pension...
--with apologies to REM

There's no evidence this guy broke the law. Yes, he's a horrible person, but if that's sufficient reason to lose your pension, then maybe the California teacher pension system will have enough money in it when I retire:
Angered by a 41-year-old Modesto teacher who moved in with an 18-year-old student, a California lawmaker is crafting legislation that would strip teachers of their retirement benefits in such cases.

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Look at the picture in the linked article, then to REM's modified lyrics above. Aren't they appropriate?


maxutils said...

It will be interesting to see how one could craft a law such that one could be stripped of pension benefits for having a consensual relationship with a woman of legal age . . .but, I guess that's why they're lawmakers. This man was horrible to his wife, but apart from that, he's done nothing wrong.

Carol said...

Gee this is nothing new. At my HS in the 60s, the band teacher married the drum majorette as soon as she graduated.