• The Center for Retirement Research (CRR) attempts to quantify the factors that led to state and local pension plan underfunding.
  • The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) grades each state's teacher pension plan.
  • Late-career teacher salary raises can dramatically affect state unfunded pension liabilities
  • The Urban Institute evaluates several reform options for state and local pension systems.
  • While public pensions have gained significant national attention for their massive underfunded liabilities, underlying benefit structures and plan design have received comparatively little attention.