• New study finds lower than expected return on investments lead to rising contribution rates and growing debts in Arizona.
  • A new analysis of West Virginia's teacher pension reform reveals the state's missteps and offers critical lessons for other states looking to address their teacher pension problems.
  • How do teacher pension plans work? Read this deck to get answers to your questions.
  • Do teacher pension plans provide their members an "adequate" retirement benefit? This paper finds that the typical teacher pension plan leaves 80 percent of new, young teachers with inadequate benefits. In contrast, cost-neutral alternative plan designs could do a better job of providing all teachers with adequate retirement savings.
  • From Fiscal Year 2016 to FY 17, the aggregate funding ratio of large state and local public pension plans dipped to 71.9 percent.