Myers reports on state laws affecting the pensions of Chicago Public School teachers. He discusses the politics behind unions involved in the decision making process and their important role in determining a balanced budget. According to Myers, the Caucus of Rank and File Educators (CORE) is a recent contender "whose members say the Pension Board needs better...
Teacher Pension Benefits in Five States
The Abell Foundation and The Maryland Public Policy Institute
This chart shows the pensions for a teacher with 30 years of experience teaching and a final average salary of $60,000. The left (solid) bar are state pensions only, while the right (striped) bars also include Social Security benefits.