teacher retirement

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    Will teachers’ post-retirement benefits break the bank?

    In Education Next, Chad Aldeman, a principal at Bellwether Education Partners and the editor of TeacherPensions.org, writes, The escalating costs are poised to raise the profile of these post-employment health benefits. And the ensuing debate is sure to raise broader questions about what districts owe their retirees and…
    Terry Stoops, September 18, 2018
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    Costly Pension Plans Are Fanning the Flames of Teacher Unrest

    In an article published in Education Week, Daarel Burnette and Madeline Will point out that the rising cost of pension obligations is consuming dollars that would otherwise be spent on teacher salaries and other education expenses.  They write, Across the nation, states’ pension obligations for public employees are accelerating,…
    Terry Stoops, April 20, 2018
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    Retirement costs and teacher pay: West Virginia edition

    After nine days on the picket line, teachers in West Virginia are headed back to the classroom.  Gov. James Justice signed a bill passed by the Republican-controlled legislature that gives teachers the pay increase they demanded. Chad Alderman at the Teacher Pensions Blog points out that in West…
    Terry Stoops, March 8, 2018
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    Teacher pension website identifies flaws in WalletHub methodology

    TeacherPensions.org has a great explanation of why treatment of teacher pensions in WalletHub’s “Best and Worst States for Teachers” ranking is problematic. Max Marchitello writes, But WalletHub’s rankings shouldn’t be taken at face value. And, as with any aggregate state ranking, the devil is in the details. About 14…
    Terry Stoops, October 13, 2016