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Chad Aldeman is a principal at Bellwether Education Partners, where he has worked on the Policy and Thought Leadership team since 2012, advising clients and writing on teacher preparation, teacher evaluation, and college- and career-readiness.

Published Articles & Media

Figure 1A: Retirement Assets Under a Typical Teacher Pension Plan Versus a Minimal Adequacy Target, By Age

How to Fix Teacher Pensions

It is possible to re-design defined benefit pension plans so that they offer adequate retirement benefits to more teachers.

Pension Fix Depends On Accurate Counting

How should we measure teacher longevity?

Teacher Salaries, Benefits, and Incentives All Leading to Strike Talk in Denver

Debate is focused on a pay-for-performance program but benefit costs loom in the background.

Why Los Angeles Teachers May Strike

From 2001 to 2016, the Los Angeles Unified School District increased overall spending by 55.5 percent, but employee benefit costs soared 138 percent.

What Happened to Wisconsin’s Teacher Workforce After Act 10? Not Much

Many predicted that the restrictions Act 10 placed on collective bargaining would devastate the teacher workforce in Wisconsin, but the more drastic predictions have not transpired.

Health Care for Life

Will teachers' post-retirement benefits break the bank?

Are Teacher Preparation Programs Interchangeable Widgets? An Interview With Paul T. von Hippel

States have imposed a variety of rules on teacher candidates and the programs that seek to license them, with the goal of ensuring that all new teachers are ready to succeed on their first day in the classroom. New research challenges the very assumptions underlying these efforts.

Teachers Have the Nation’s Highest Retirement Costs. But They’ll Never See the Benefits

Teachers can’t buy food, afford child care, or pay their mortgages with the promise of future benefits — especially ones that never come.

Democrats Are In Denial About Teacher Pensions

Earlier this month the Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee issued a report called “Retirement Security in Peril.” While they get some facts right, they also miss the forest for the trees.

Yes, Teacher Turnover Can Be a Problem. But New Federal Data Show It’s Far From a National Crisis

Public education has some of the lowest rates of job turnover in our economy.

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