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The Equity Problem in Teacher Pensions

2019-03-23T14:37:54+00:00

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

The Equity Problem in Teacher Pensions2019-03-23T14:37:54+00:00

Breaking tradition: A fixed-dollar pay raise strategy that benefits teachers and school districts

2019-04-09T12:24:26+00:00

Marguerite Roza November 2015 In this analysis Marguerite Roza examines both the degree to which pay systems for teachers are more heavily back-loaded than for many other professions and the ramifications of this steep salary curve for teachers, states and school districts. She details how teachers and school districts could benefit by switching from doling out raises

Breaking tradition: A fixed-dollar pay raise strategy that benefits teachers and school districts2019-04-09T12:24:26+00:00

Turning a Benefits Conundrum into a Potential Opportunity for Teachers and Students

2019-04-09T12:36:09+00:00

Marguerite Roza April 2015 Teacher benefit costs are rising faster than salaries and new revenues are unlikely to appear. This new analysis by Marguerite Roza shows how a longer work year could increase teachers’ annual salaries and improve student outcomes. This unique solution works best as a flexible option for districts. Read More

Turning a Benefits Conundrum into a Potential Opportunity for Teachers and Students2019-04-09T12:36:09+00:00

Teachers’ Pensions and the Overgrazed Commons

2019-07-01T20:45:03+00:00

Marguerite Roza and Michael Podgursky March 26, 2015 On March 26, 2015 Governing published this commentary by Marguerite Roza and Michael Podgursky on how big raises to teachers nearing retirement is a recipe for letting pension debt get out of control. Read More

Teachers’ Pensions and the Overgrazed Commons2019-07-01T20:45:03+00:00

How to boost teacher pay, raise student performance

2019-04-10T12:30:01+00:00

Washington, D.C. February 24, 2015 It is possible to increase teacher pay and advance student performance without new resources. A new analysis from the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University reveals a meaningful and cost-neutral option to improve teacher pay. Read This Release Read this Paper

How to boost teacher pay, raise student performance2019-04-10T12:30:01+00:00

Paying the Best Teachers More to Teach More Students

2019-04-11T03:12:43+00:00

Marguerite Roza and Amanda Warco February 2015 Research has found that the impact of an effective teacher outweighs the impacts of smaller class sizes. In this analysis authors Marguerite Roza and Amanda Warco find allowing our best teachers to teach more students in lieu of hiring additional staff could offer teachers bonuses as high as $10,357 to

Paying the Best Teachers More to Teach More Students2019-04-11T03:12:43+00:00

An Easier Fix to Growing Teacher-Pension Debt

2019-04-10T12:59:15+00:00

Washington, D.C. December 15, 2014 A few critical adjustments to teacher-pay plans would allow states to work toward fully funding their pension plans, and boost pay for newer, younger teachers. Read This Release Read This Paper

An Easier Fix to Growing Teacher-Pension Debt2019-04-10T12:59:15+00:00

How Late-Career Raises Drive Teacher-Pension Debt

2019-08-21T20:38:26+00:00

Marguerite Roza and Jessica Jonovski December 2014 Teacher salary decisions are often made with little connection to the pension obligations they entail. In this paper, authors Marguerite Roza and Jessica Jonovski model the impacts of late-term raises on teacher pension obligations showing that on average each dollar raise triggers $10 to $16 in new taxpayer obligations. The

How Late-Career Raises Drive Teacher-Pension Debt2019-08-21T20:38:26+00:00

Rethinking Class Size to Expand Access to Best Teachers and Raise Pay

2019-04-12T02:59:41+00:00

Suzanne Simburg AEFP 2014 In this presentation given at the 39th annual conference of the Association for Education Finance and Policy Suzanne Simburg shared the findings of an Edunomics Lab study exploring cost neutral options to raise teacher pay and provide more students with access to the best teachers. Read More

Rethinking Class Size to Expand Access to Best Teachers and Raise Pay2019-04-12T02:59:41+00:00

The SEA of the Future: Prioritizing Productivity

2019-04-17T19:42:18+00:00

Marguerite Roza, Betheny Gross, Ashley Jochim Michael Podgursky and Data Quality Campaign November 2013 Marguerite Roza co-authored two essays in this volume of The SEA of the Future. This volume published by BSCP Center examines how state leaders, challenged with having to make decisions on how to use limited resources are faced with an uneasy zero-sum game:

The SEA of the Future: Prioritizing Productivity2019-04-17T19:42:18+00:00

Teacher Retirement Benefits: Defining a More Active Role for SEAs and Their Chiefs

2019-04-17T19:51:49+00:00

Marguerite Roza and Michael Podgursky November 2013 In this essay from The SEA of the Future Volume 2, Marguerite Roza and Michael Podgursky draw on their research on productivity and pensions to look in depth at the startling long-term costs of educator pension systems and the counterproductive employment incentives embedded in these systems. Although only state legislatures

Teacher Retirement Benefits: Defining a More Active Role for SEAs and Their Chiefs2019-04-17T19:51:49+00:00

What Happens to Teacher Salaries During a Recession?

2019-04-20T13:46:19+00:00

Marguerite Roza, Suzanne Simburg, Jim Simpkins December 2012 This study by Marguerite Roza, Suzanne Simburg, Jim Simpkins uses data from Seattle Public Schools to explore actual salary changes amidst rapid changes in economic context and the effect of the recession on teacher pay. This Rapid Response brief was published by the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

What Happens to Teacher Salaries During a Recession?2019-04-20T13:46:19+00:00

Q&A on the Chicago Teachers Contract Math

2019-04-20T13:54:46+00:00

Marguerite Roza September 2012 In this Rapid Response brief published by Center on Reinventing Public Education author Marguerite Roza examines the real numbers on the Chicago teachers contract costs. Read More

Q&A on the Chicago Teachers Contract Math2019-04-20T13:54:46+00:00

Chicago Teacher Salaries in the Regional Chicago Context

2019-04-20T13:58:27+00:00

Marguerite Roza September 2012 In Rapid Response brief published by Center on Reinventing Public Education author Marguerite Roza examines at how Chicago teacher salaries compare in regional and national contexts. Read More

Chicago Teacher Salaries in the Regional Chicago Context2019-04-20T13:58:27+00:00

The Sheepskin Effect and Student Achievement: De-emphasizing the Role of Master’s Degrees in Teacher Compensation

2019-04-21T13:00:03+00:00

Raegen Miller and Marguerite Roza July 2012 This brief by Raegen Miller and Marguerite Roza dissects the nation’s sizeable investment in master’s bumps as a means of highlighting policy obstacles to a more smartly differentiated compensation approach. The report was published by the Center for American Progress. Read this Paper

The Sheepskin Effect and Student Achievement: De-emphasizing the Role of Master’s Degrees in Teacher Compensation2019-04-21T13:00:03+00:00

The Promise of Cafeteria-Style Benefits for Districts and Teachers

2019-04-21T13:14:55+00:00

Noah Wepman, Marguerite Roza and Cristina Sepe December 2010 This brief by Noah Wepman, Marguerite Roza and Cristina Sepe describes how a different method of supplying benefits to employees might work for districts: cafeteria plans. While typical school district plans offer a one-size-fits-all package of benefits to employees, cafeteria plans allow employees to customize their benefits within

The Promise of Cafeteria-Style Benefits for Districts and Teachers2019-04-21T13:14:55+00:00

Washington State High Schools Pay Less for Math and Science Teachers than for Teachers in Other Subjects

2019-04-21T13:30:34+00:00

Paul Hill and Marguerite Roza This paper published by Center on Reinventing Public Education first explores the past and future outlook for education absent productivity gains. The authors, Paul Hill and Marguerite Roza, then discuss several areas in which labor-intensive businesses have improved productivity: information technology, deregulation, redefinition of the product, increased efficiency in the supply chain,

Washington State High Schools Pay Less for Math and Science Teachers than for Teachers in Other Subjects2019-04-21T13:30:34+00:00

The Disproportionate Impact of Seniority-Based Layoffs on Poor, Minority Students

2019-04-21T13:41:21+00:00

Cristina Sepe and Marguerite Roza May 2010 Looking at the 15 largest districts in California authors Cristina Sepe and Marguerite Roza, demonstrate that teachers at risk of layoff are concentrated in schools with more poor and minority students, concluding that "last in, first out" policies disproportionately affect the programs and students in their poorer and more minority

The Disproportionate Impact of Seniority-Based Layoffs on Poor, Minority Students2019-04-21T13:41:21+00:00