Teacher Pensions

Show-Me Now! How Can We Fix Teacher Pensions?

Is Missouri's teacher pension system unfair? That's the question Show-Me Institute’s Distinguished Fellow of Education Policy, James Shuls, asks in his latest essay. Shuls demonstrates how the system makes it possible for some individuals to receive more in benefits than they made in contributions and for others to receive less. Interestingly, teachers in our least-affluent school districts are often the ones getting short-changed. Shuls has proposed some options for reforming the system to make it more fair for all. Read more: