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Ohio teachers have the worst pension deal in the country.

The State Auditor reported in his 71-page Special Audit of STRS that high fees and underperformance cost the fund $90 billion of unrealized returns they could have achieved with a low-cost, fully transparent S&P 500 index fund.

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STRS Needs New Leadership

“By any objective standard, STRS is broken. Just ask the half-million Ohio teachers who must pay more and work longer to get less in retirement due to years of mismanagement. Reformers like Michelle Flanigan will fight for teachers and their promised benefits.”

Dr. Robin Rayfield, Ohio Retirement for Teachers Association

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Ohio fund faces retiree attacks; execs counter
An Ohio teachers association is lashing out at the Ohio State Teachers' Retirement System and its investment staff after years of no cost-of-living adjustments, alleging that poor investment performance, hidden costs and performance bonuses for staff are partially to blame.
Ohio teachers pension fund leaders have no real plan only propaganda
What STRS doesn’t admit is the truth: They have no real plan to restore benefit cuts and to provide a COLA for retirees.
Ohio teacher pension fund considers 30% boost in staff bonuses
Managers of Ohio’s $90 billion public teacher pension fund are considering a larger round of bonuses for its investment staff despite retired educators’ concerns.
Ohio teachers concerned after Auditor report raises retirement fund transparency issues
State Teachers' Retirement System confirms it has more than $27m invested in failed Silicon Valley Bank
After other risky investments, Ohio pension system won’t say what it lost on failed bank
The Ohio State Teachers Retirement System still hasn’t said exactly how much of its members’ money it lost when Silicon Valley Bank failed last weekend.
Ohio teachers' retirement fund holds shares in failed bank
Financial documents show Ohio’s State Teachers Retirement System is among the investors in a California bank that collapsed on Friday - Silicon Valley Bank.

About Michelle

Michelle has worked as a Government, Economics and Financial Literacy teacher at Brunswick City Schools for the past 26 years. She worked as a financial analyst at American Greetings prior to becoming a teacher. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys reading, traveling and riding her horse. She lives in Strongsville with her husband Sean.

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Michelle Flanigan
Status Quo
Bring Needed Transparency & Reform
Restore Promised COLA
Restore Full Benefits at 30 Years of Service
End STRS staff bonuses
End Hidden Fees Paid to Wall Street