You’ve heard the complaints about public pensions: They are too costly for taxpayers; they are unsustainable over the long term; they are going to bankrupt states; etc. You know none of this is true in New York State, but how do you convince others of this? Start by committing some facts about NYSTRS to memory. Here are a few to get you started. Look for more statistics in the Pension Education Toolkit at and in future issues of the System newsletter Your Source.