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Video Clip Explaining Teacher Pensions in Less than 3 Minutes

This short video clip created by TeacherPensions.org tackles the popular notion that public teacher pensions are good for teachers in general.

Using simple examples, the clip explains how the heavily back-loaded structure of most teacher pensions primarily benefits long-career teachers, at the expense of short- and mid-career ones, and of teachers who do not stick to one state for their whole-career. The clip then shows that alternative retirement structures could bring about more equitable and inclusive distributions of retirement benefits.

Watch the video clip here.

Truong Bui is a policy analyst at Reason Foundation, where he works on the Pension Integrity Project.