The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
~ Thomas Hardy (June 02, 1840 - January 11, 1928)
Teachers in Austin put 15 percent of their take-home pay into pension. If you're at year 30 (with the district), that's great. But 40 percent of our teachers have five years of experience. They're wondering, 'Can I ever afford a mortgage?' It's time to address the increasing cost of living in Austin.