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Dan Montgomery - Pension Crisis in Illinois
Dan Montgomery began his teaching career at Niles North High School in the early 1990s, and has been active in teacher's unions since that time. In 2010 he was elected president of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, where he fought to protect teacher pensions during the midst of Illinois's severe pension fund shortfall. He asserts that the current pension crisis is due to a lack of state funding, and offers possible solutions, including a progressive income tax, an expanded sales tax, and a restoration of the temporary income tax increase passed during the Governor Pat Quinn administration in 2013.