The jump in public school retirements is easing a bit. But the numbers are still higher than before the passage of Governor Bobby Jindal's education plan.
Almost 3,000 kindergarten through 12th-grade employees in the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana retired in the fiscal year ending June 30.
Seventy percent had 20 years or more of service credit.
In the two prior fiscal years, the number reached more than 3,400.
State Superintendent of Education John White tells The Advocate that economics is the driving factor.