Letters: Pension change bad for teachers


The recent Detroit News editorial regarding MSPERS (“Don’t delay teacher pension overhaul, May 28”) is off the mark. First, people who leave school employment before vesting receive a refund of all their contributions. They lose nothing. If a defined contribution plan were indeed superior to the current hybrid plan, it is reasonable that more than 20 percent of new employees would have chosen it. The News values choice in education, so let’s indeed give school employees the choice they have now.  Read More