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The Equity Problem in Teacher Pensions

Marguerite Roza and Katherine Hagan

January 2017

Research has shown that teachers and salaries are inequitably distributed within school districts, but the same rationale has yet to be applied to pension wealth. This new paper by Marguerite Roza shows how high-minority schools receive fewer dollars in pension wealth than low-minority schools within the same district, and makes the case for including this metric in policy discussions about equitable distribution of resources across schools. (updated version posted 2.13.2017)