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Retirement quandary.

Thank you for your article on Social Security offsets, "Retiring on Next to Nothing" (February 2002). Junita Drisko, who was featured in the article is a Maine teacher. I also taught in Maine for 16 years. When I started planning my retirement I found out about the Government Pension Offset/Windfall Elimination Provision. Upon writing letters to our state Association paper, The Main Educator, I received a huge response from others who were as disbelieving as I was Initially. Maine teachers who are affected by these laws have taken an active role in politically advocating for change.

Maine has proved that there is political power in numbers, and it's good to see that at last active teachers are being informed through our national publication of what the government is going to do to some of their planned retirement money.

Mary Ella Bergmann

Bridgeton, New Jersey

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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Bergmann, Mary Ella
Publication:NEA Today
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Sep 1, 2002
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