High cost of teacher compensation: Moody’s pension deficit calculations may force reckoning

By Victor Skinner on Sunday, January 20th, 2013 in Commentary, Uncategorized, Unions No Comments

By RiShawn Biddle DropoutNation ALEXANDRIA, Va. – One of the least-considered aspects of the defined-benefit pension deficits that have made traditional teacher compensation far too expensive to keep around is the fact that the full costs of the retirement plans to taxpayers and children are still not dealt with in a fully honest way.

Sorry, Petrilli, we can’t leave the suburbs alone

By Victor Skinner on Sunday, November 25th, 2012 in Commentary No Comments

By RiShawn Biddle Dropout Nation ALEXANDRIA, Va. – (DropoutNation.net) editor (RiShawn Biddle) originally planned to give his thoughts on Thomas B. Fordham Institute research czar Mike Petrilli’s latest book on diverse school, and his continued (and wrongheaded) move to join forces with ivory-tower civil rights activists such as Richard Kahlenberg for pushing socioeconomic integration as […]