EdNext Podcast: When Benefit Costs Rise, Teacher Salaries Bear the Brunt
In many states, teacher pay has stagnated or even declined in recent years. The rising cost of maintaining teacher retirement systems is part of the problem.
In this episode, Chad Aldeman of Bellwether Education Partners joins Marty West to discuss the increasing cost of teacher benefits, how this affects teacher take-home pay, and what teachers gain and lose under the current system.
Chad Aldeman is the author of “Teachers Have the Nation’s Highest Retirement Costs. But They’ll Never See the Benefits” and the co-author, with Kelly Robson, of “Why Most Teachers Get a Bad Deal on Pensions.”
– Education Next