Chad Aldeman's blog

  • Georgia's public school teachers deserve a choice over their retirement plan.
  • As of 2017, 28 states were spending less on teacher salaries than they did 10 years prior.
  • About 75 percent of teachers begin teaching in their 20s, but others follow a less traditional path.
  • The Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of School System Finances compiles total K-12 education spending and revenue across the entire country. The latest data shows employee benefits continue to eat away at school budgets.
  • For 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.