In reading through the following link: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.br...-students-now-and-its-going-to-get-worse/amp/ it seems that CA public schoolteachers are in for a rude awakening in the coming years. The state teacher pension system is underfunded by $97.2 billion and many think tanks say that the actuarial formula that CalSTRS uses is too optimistic. Teachers will have to contribute more, year to year, to CalSTRS (10.2%), the district will have to pay anywhere from 15% to 20% (over the next few years, they will have to pay 10.3%), and the state will pay the rest (about 10%). This is not good for several reasons and, according to the article, is the reason why teachers can’t have the raises they want, is the primary reason why building projects and maintenance are being deferred, and class sizes have ballooned. Personally, I think the state and districts need to cut back on benefits to ensure the pension program continues to thrive and teachers get fair wages and small class sizes. It looks like pension reform is on the horizon because rising costs are becoming untenable. In fact, they are barely sustainable right now. Going forward, I worry about the total amount of underfunded liabilities and am greatly concerned for its future. CA Governor Gavin Newsom has taken proactive steps to reduce the debts owed and added additional billions to the teacher pension system beyond what his original budget called for (by tapping into the $20 billion state surplus), which is excellent news. However, it barely made a dent. https://www.ai-cio.com/news/new-california-governor-aims-cut-calpers-calstrs-debt/ What are all of your thoughts?