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Lifting the Pension Fog: What teachers and taxpayers need to know about the teacher pension crisis

February 2017

This report, Lifting the Pension Fog: What teachers and taxpayers need to know about the teacher pension crisis, evaluates state teacher pension policies, and includes policy profiles and tailored recommendations for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Pensions remain a vexing public policy issue with direct implications for attracting and retaining a high-quality teacher workforce. This report, by NCTQ and EducationCounsel, examines the sustainability, flexibility, and fairness of each state's current teacher pension policies, while also examining pension policy transparency.

See here for the report's Executive Summary.

See below for state-by-state findings:
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana 
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan 
Minnesota 
Mississippi 
Missouri 
Montana 
Nebraska 
Nevada
New Hampshire 
New Jersey
New Mexico 
New York 
North Carolina 
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma 
Oregon 
Pennsylvania 
Rhode Island 
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas 
Utah 
Vermont
Virginia 
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming