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The Pension Debt Challenge for
Equity in Education

Across the country, states have made promises of a secure retirement for teachers and promises of improved equity outcomes for students. However, both have gone largely unfulfilled thanks to rising pension debt costs that have outpaced K-12 spending.


Years of irresponsible management, poorly crafted funding formulas, and ballooning debt have resulted in disappearing resources for students and rising contribution rates for educators. And it's disproportionately impacting low-income districts.


Opportunity Institute and Equable Institute have partnered on four papers that highlight these unique pension debt challenges in four states: California, Florida, Ohio and Texas. 

Read the Reports


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