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State’s Public Pension Problem Is Worse Than You Think

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Illinois with fraud for misrepresenting the fiscal health of its public pension system. For years, the Midwestern state had been hoodwinking municipal bond investors into believing that it had been properly funding its public servants’ retirement plans when, in reality, the state has a long history of […]

Labor, Education & Pensions Issues

Need to Know: Common Core

September 04, 2014 J

Common Core is expected to cost the states $15.8 billion in the first seven years after its implementation. The US Department of Education urged states to pass Common Core in 2009, one year before the standards were even written. “Adopting Common Core national standards and tests surrenders control of the content taught in local schools […]