Kentucky teachers will not receive Social Security benefits for their years of service to our children.
For most Americans, Social Security is the foundation of their retirement plans, with pensions, 401(k)s, and other forms of savings being added on top. If the other elements fail or fall short, the federal program is the bottom layer they can count on for the basics.
For educators, the pension system is the first layer.
Educators know that, but many non-educators don't, and this seems like a good time to point it out.