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Video: How Legacy Costs Keep Teacher Salaries Low

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Video: How Legacy Costs Keep Teacher Salaries Low

October 8, 2019
EducationPre K-12
Public SectorPension ReformThe Role of Unions

Teachers across the country are unsatisfied with low salaries and a lack of resources, prompting a record number of teacher strikes over the past few years. While the prevailing narrative blames stingy politicians for the low pay, a new report by Daniel DiSalvo shows that the underlying cause of low pay is pension debts—not a lack of overall funding.

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