As Andy Rotherham points out in this brief interview, Coloradans become teachers for all kinds of reasons. It makes sense to have a modern public pension system that is flexible enough to match these diverse motivations and needs.
The problem in a nutshell is, “We have a 20th century retirement system for a 21st century workforce.”
Why doesn’t the current pension system work for most teachers?
Andy is co-founder and partner at Bellwether Education Partners and regular writes and speaks on teacher pensions. Follow him on Twitter – @arotherman – for frequent updates.