Blog: Funding

The latest Census data shows teacher benefits continue to chip away at school budgets.
A new “composite” pension plan may be worth a look as an alternative to traditional defined benefit and defined contribution plans.
Pension plans are opaque about how investment plan investment decisions are made, what sort of fees are paid on those investments, and how the investments perform over time.
The pension "crisis" is in the eye of the beholder, but teachers are paying the ultimate costs of our current system through lower base salaries and poor retirement security
A simple explanation for what's going on with Illinois' pensions.
By some measures the current stock market is as expensive as it has ever been. What does that mean for pension plans?
Khan Academy videos offer a simple way to learn about pensions.
While the recent recession took a large toll on plans, however, other factors like inadequate contributions are also to blame.
In Michigan, school funding has increased but schools aren’t seeing much of the money.
Public pension plans have ridden rising stock markets to their highest asset values ever. Yet, rising assets have not made much of a dent in the long-term unfunded debt. How could this be?