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Marcus Winters: How Pensions Hurt Teachers

September 6, 2013

Government pensions' fiscal crisis is becoming well known, but lesser-known is how the structure of such pensions hurt teachers, says Marcus Winters.

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Government pensions' fiscal crisis is becoming well known, but lesser-known is how the structure of such pensions hurt teachers, says Marcus Winters. He's the coauthor of a new Manhattan Institute paper discussing how teacher pensions benefit a minority of teachers while harming most. The paper also suggests two reforms that will mean more pay for teachers without higher taxes.

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Joy Pullmann is a research fellow on education policy for The Heartland Institute and managing editor of The Federalist, a web magazine on politics, policy, and culture.
jpullmann@heartland.org @The Heartland Institute