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PACE Co-hosts Event to Discuss Improving Teacher Retirement
posted by: Tim | October 07, 2014, 05:05 PM   

On a recent PACE survey, 88% of teachers indicated their support for the ability to choose, instead of the current PERA model, to have their money invested in a portable account that they can take with them should they move out of the state or change careers.


In addition to those survey results, we received an outpouring of stories from teachers who have had their retirement prospects devastated by the current, one-size-fits-all retirement system in Colorado. Due to this overwhelming response, PACE recently partnered with a diverse coalition to start a conversation about improving Colorado's retirement system for all teachers.

We encourage you to attend an upcoming event and BE A PART OF THIS CONVERSATION! Your voice is the most important voice at the table. Please come join us!

 

A Great Teacher in Every Classroom: The Role of Pensions in Recruiting and Retaining Quality Teachers

Join us for a discussion about how Colorado can ensure all teachers benefit from a secure retirement and more competitive salaries.

Colorado offers comparatively low pay for teachers, suffers from high teacher turnover - and the current public retirement system perpetuates the problem. Hear from a distinguished panel of experts on how the state's current pension system affects schools' ability to attract and retain the best teachers.
Panel members:
Sandi Jacobs, National Council on Teacher Quality
Amanda Kocon, TNTP
Andrew Rotherham, Bellwether Education Partners
Where: Craig Hall Community Room, University of Denver
2148 S. High Street, Denver, CO 80208
When: Thursday October 16 from 5:30-7 PM

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