GUEST COMMENTARY: Separate pension systems in state hurt teachers

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST

When my wife and I entered college and both majored in education, the furthest thing from our minds was our pensions. When we accepted teaching positions, she in the Spokane School District and I in the Republic School District, we did not care about pensions. When I entered graduate school and we moved out of state, I lost half of my pension contributions; we started to care.