Behind the Headline: Gates Says Benefits Costs Hit Schools

By Education Next 03/03/2011

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Gates Says Benefits Costs Hit Schools
The Wall Street Journal | 03/03/11

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Teacher Retirement Benefits
Education Next | Spring 2009

Bill Gates will outline how flawed pension accounting hampers the ability of states to pay for education, and will call for states to rethink their pension systems, in a talk to be presented at the TED conference tomorrow. Gates has created a website that shows the funding status for pension obligations and retiree health-care benefits for each state. In the Spring 2009 issue of Ed Next, Mike Podgursky and Bob Costrell wrote about the high cost of teacher pensions.