Leslie Kan is an Analyst with Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Thought Leadership practice area. She joined Bellwether in 2014 and focuses on the organization’s research on teacher pensions.
Published Articles & Media
June 24, 2016
Traditional pension benefits aren’t portable. When a teacher moves to a new state, her previous service years don’t automatically rollover for free. Instead, she starts back at zero.
February 5, 2016
Teach for America celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. An increasing number of alumni are staying in the classroom, and the organization has adopted new policies to recognize this.
August 17, 2015
Over 6 million public sector workers are not covered by Social Security, including about 1.2 million public school teachers.
August 3, 2015
The judge’s ruling is a tough blow for the city’s finances and could worsen the situation for new and future workers, including teachers.
July 13, 2015
Because of post-recession pension cuts, new teachers in Chicago were placed in a less-generous plan and will face negative net benefits for their first two decades of service.
June 17, 2015
Court tells the state it can’t cut benefits for existing workers, so new and future workers will have to bear the full brunt of cuts.
June 12, 2015
For most teachers, a pension won’t lead to a cushy retirement.
April 24, 2015
Just because a teacher has the option to get a pension at some point down the road doesn’t necessarily mean she should take it.
March 17, 2015
How Illinois became one of the worst-funded states in the nation (pension-wise) and the consequences for the state’s education funding.
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