Blog: Pensions and Human Capital

Colorado charter schools experience higher turnover, impacting their teachers retirement benefits.
Many people assume that "pension" means "better," but pension amounts vary greatly and depend on a worker's years of service.
Not all the ways that teachers could use to maximize their pensions are in the best interests of schools or families.
In many cases, teachers may be better off taking a refund on their contributions rather than waiting around to receive a pension.
In many ways, women are worse off under defined benefit pension plans than they would be under more portable retirement plans.
Unfortunately, the practice of favoring seniority at the cost of early career teachers extends to pensions.
Teachers around the country are getting shortchanged on their retirement benefits.
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
Illinois allowed union officials to participate in the state teacher pension system by teaching for a single day. Meanwhile, Illinois teachers must serve 10 years to qualify for a minimum pension.
Nationwide, there are 3.3 million public school teachers. Yet, current policies curtail the retirement security of this major class of workers.