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Teacher Pensions

The Real Story Behind the Michigan Teacher Pension Bill

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.02.2016 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

(Note: In addition to being a college counselor, Patrick O'Connor is an award-winning instructor in political science.) It's been an unsettling week...

Teacher Pension Fund's Unfunded Liability Grows

Reuters | Posted 12.26.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Illinois's Teachers' Retirement System, the state's biggest public pension fund, said on Friday that its unfunded liabil...

Joy Resmovits

Teacher Pensions Out Of Control | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

School districts across the country are so hobbled by the recession that they've increased class sizes, closed buildings and scaled back pre-kindergar...

What Happened to Data-Driven Education Reform?

Jason Richwine | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
Jason Richwine

"The path to real reform begins with the truth," stated Education Secretary Arne Duncan in 2009. He strongly believes that education policy should be "framed by evidence." We agree. So why is the secretary reacting so negatively to evidence about teacher compensation?

Bring Teachers' Pay Into This Century

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education
Sen. Michael Bennet

When women had to choose between becoming teachers or nurses, we could convince them to teach Julius Caesar for 30 years with a small salary. Not anymore.

Teachers' $500B Pension Problem Stands To Leave Taxpayers Footing The Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Now that the housing crisis is well underway, it's time to look forward to other lurking financial disasters. According to Time, the crisis to look ...

Teacher Pension Reform Deal Reached To Save $2Billion

New York Post | David Seifman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The teachers union and Mayor Bloomberg announced a breakthrough deal last night on a pension-reform package that the mayor estimated would save the ci...