“Would you please come to Kentucky and do what you are doing for Illinois teachers?” wrote Randy Wieck.

Randy Wieck is a Kentucky history teacher. He has a simple question. Who is investing his retirement savings and how is it being invested? He is not allowed to know. He has written me a number of times asking for help or commenting on pension issues. And he has filed suit in Kentucky to get […]

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Kentucky teacher Randy Wieck. “If this tanks, and it’s very likely it will, we will retire into poverty.”

– Randy Wieck sent me this story from the Louisville Kentucky Courier Journal. Randy is a teacher at duPont Manual High School and has filed suit against the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System. A Louisville teacher filed a lawsuit Monday demanding that the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System do more to seek funding from the state and better […]

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Kentucky’s governor blames teacher strikes for sexual assaults. Wildcats are apparently a gateway drug.

“I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today, a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them,” the Kentucky governor said on Friday following the day-long, teacher-led protests. “I guarantee you somewhere today, a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were left alone because […]

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Kentucky teachers are scratching their heads. What took the union so long to file suit over pension theft?

Thousands of Kentucky teachers are angered over the passage of pension theft by the Kentucky legislature. It was passed in the dead of night, attached to a sewer bill. Rank and file teachers have responded with huge rallies and walkouts. More actions are planned. Kentucky already has one of the worst funded teacher pensions in […]

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In Kentucky the state union has presided over the greatest slide in assets in a teacher pension in American history.

By Dr. Randy Wieck holds degrees from Amherst College, The London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Paris, III, The Sorbonne. He has taught for 26 years, is currently a teacher at Manual High School, and is the author of Ignorance Abroad (Praeger). Today, in 2018, 140,000 Kentucky public […]

Read More In Kentucky the state union has presided over the greatest slide in assets in a teacher pension in American history.