- May 15, 2019Arizona’s teacher pension system is complex, expensive, and fails to produce an adequate retirement benefit for the majority of its teacher members.
- March 19, 2019For most teachers, vesting periods are largely symbolic. Merely vesting in a pension plan is not sufficient to guarantee a decent benefit, and many teachers would be better off withdrawing their contributions than waiting to collect a pension.
- February 28, 2019Alaska’s 2005 teacher pension system reform legislation provides a unique opportunity to examine what happens when a state closes its teacher pension plan. We’ve collected pre and post reform data to examine teacher workforce impact in the wake of retirement plan changes. While it is important to note that these trends should not be interpreted as causal, we feel there are meaningful takeaways all the same.