Who Benefits? How Teacher Pension Financing Impacts Student Equity in Connecticut

Updated: Dec 17, 2021


The State of Connecticut is subsidizing school districts by directly paying for all costs of teacher pensions. This per pupil pension subsidy allocates more dollars to higher performing, more affluent, and less diverse districts and puts districts with the greatest need at a systemic disadvantage in terms of resource equity and how they compensate their teaching workforce.


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