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Are teacher pensions really that high?

by Joan Giovannone | Oct 17, 2016

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In a two part series for the Brookings Institution, Professor Startz discusses myths around teacher pensions. Teacher pensions are generally thought to be quite generous. In this ​series Prof. Dick Startz explains that while some teacher pensions are indeed generous, many are not and that indeed many teachers receive no pension at all. At the same time, taxpayers are on the hook for huge shortfalls in teacher pension funds.

Part 1

Part 2