Public and Private Sector Wage Disparity

To begin looking at the actually case studies coming out of New England and Minnesota, first, we need to look at the overall data.  The Center for Economic and Policy Research released a study, “The Wage Penalty for State and Local Government Employees” in 2010 that discussed the actual earnings of state and local workers … Continue reading

Wait…What was that?

The contestation of discount rates in states and municipalities is completely based in speculation.  All projected return rates from markets are, just as titled, presumptive.  The true issue at hand is whether or not to operate the pension fund accounting in a conservative or risky manner.  Surely, in 2010, when the average return rate was … Continue reading

Income Gap and Charter Schools

RR5   Amy Wells’ Social Context of Charter Schools sheds much needed light on the ineffectiveness and underperforming so-called solution of Charter schools.  Particularly, with the recent report of charter schools serving far less disabled students than traditional public schools (TPS’s), her account of inequality and increased segregation of socioeconomic status (SES) and racial groups … Continue reading