Hi All, I probably should be studying for the CSET single subject math test now, but I'm pretending that it's 40 years from now, and it's time to retire. (I recently left industry to pursue a teaching career.) Some questions about benefits: - Typically, in the private sector, you have a large 401k and sometimes a pension to get you by after you end your career with your company. What do teachers have? - I know other civil servant positions (like Police), can retire after XX # of years with something like half their salaries for the rest of their life until they die! Do teachers have something remotely similar? For instance, after teaching 30 years, you can retire with half your salary with health insurance benefits until you die? - I'm particularly interested in California and New Jersey's retirement plans, as this is where I think I'd be. - I'm interested in both public school and private school. Anyhow, I know you don't do teaching for the $$$, but was just wondering how it works. Thanks!