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ERIC Number: ED532511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 72
Abstractor: As Provided
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Halting a Runaway Train: Reforming Teacher Pensions for the 21st Century
Lafferty, Michael B.
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
When it comes to public-sector pensions, writes lead author Michael B. Lafferty in this report, "A major public-policy (and public-finance) problem has been defined and measured, debated and deliberated, but not yet solved. Except where it has been." As recounted in "Halting a Runaway Train: Reforming Teacher Pensions for the 21st Century", these exceptions turn out to be revealing--and encouraging. As leaders around the country struggle to overhaul America's controversial and precarious public-sector pensions, this study draws on examples from diverse fields to provide a primer on successful pension reform. Chapters include footnotes. [This paper was written with Chester E. Finn, Jr., Janie Scull, and Amber M. Winkler.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Institute
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