How Not to Reform Teacher Pensions
West Virginia's experience offers lessons in what states can do to provide retirement systems that benefit educators and taxpayers alike.
Max Marchitello is a senior analyst in the policy and evaluation practice area of Bellwether Education Partners, a nonpartisan, nonprofit consulting and research organization. Before joining Bellwether in 2016, he worked as a policy analyst on the K-12 education policy team at the Center for American Progress.
A former high-school English teacher and basketball coach in Philadelphia, Marchitello holds a master’s degree in social policy from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Chicago.