Blog: Funding

The BLS released new data for 2016 last week, and the Pension Pac-Man continues to eat away at teacher salaries.
College students are being asked to pay higher tuition bills at least in part due to growing pension obligations.
Chicago is spending a lot of money to preserve a pension plan that isn’t serving its teachers very well.
Pension plans failed to meet investment targets last year. What will that mean going forward?
For the first time, public pensions are adding up and disclosing just how expensive their performance fees are.
Contributions made into teacher plans are related but not directly tied to what teachers actually receive in benefits. That matters a lot.
Should federal funds designed to support the education of low-income students be diverted to paying down state pension debts? That’s the question behind a recent report from Stand for Children.
Last year was a good year for public pensions. But despite a year of improved returns, plans aren't meeting the needs of most teachers.
Wishing away pension funding problems won't change the fact that current plans are simply not delivering sufficient retirement benefits to the majority of the teaching workforce.
Unlike the rest of Illinois, Chicago only receives a small sliver of pension funding from the state.