All that changed with the new NY State Budget approved last week. According to the UFT news, Tier 6 of TRS (of which I am a member) is now officially vested at 5 years, meaning I am vested right now in year 9, along with a lot of other teachers. While I am very happy to have a guaranteed pension, this does worry me considering the potential of many teachers across the country who say they are leaving. I wonder what will happen to our vulnerable students who need their support.
That being said, there may be completely valid reasons for them to leave and we as a country should be concerning ourselves with what would entice new people to the profession. I would argue banning books and limiting curriculum choice is not a good way of doing so.